The Q&A Archives: Heather Care

Question: Last winter I did nothing to my white 12 inch tall, heathers and they flowered in January. When, if, and how should I trim and feed them?<br><br><br><br>thanks for the help

Answer: Heather likes to be in sun although it will tolerate a bit of shade. It should be in sandy, but humusy soil. Fertilize your heather with an all-purpose acidifying evergreen food such as Mir Acid in early spring. Just scratch some in around the drip lineof the plant. <br>Generally heather (Calluna) is cut back after blooming in order to keep it full and bushy. Yours bloomed in January? I'm impressed! I would guess that since you have it planted close to the foundation, as well as in a protected location among your shrubs it probably thought it was just an extra chilly autumn and went ahead and flowered in January.

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