This scotch heather is a small evergreen shrub native to moors, hillsides and heaths throughout Europe and Siberia, Turkey and Morocco. Grown for its striking yellow and red tips the Calluna vulgaris 'Easter-Bonfire' is a stand out variety.
It generally dislikes hot, humid weather and is not recommended for planting in such climates. The calluna vulgaris performs best in full sun, and should not be exposed to strong winds. Older shrubs can become leggy and unkempt, and should be subjected to an annual pruning in spring. Watch out for root rot, particularly in warmer weather.
Buying Heathers from Jacksons Nurseries
Unlike many garden centres, supermarkets and some nurseries here at Jacksons Nurseries we sell the majority of our stock all year round. Our stock is for the most part grown outdoors making it far hardier than those grown under glass and/or only sold ‘In Season’.
Here at Jacksons Nurseries we would favour a hardy outdoor grown plant every time. They are far less likely to suffer from the shock of being planted in colder conditions and they will begin to establish more rapidly the following spring. This can mean that they don’t look like a ‘picture perfect’ plant when purchased out of season but with the correct care and a little time you’ll have a wonderful plant to enjoy for many years to come.