Heather Planting - Knowledgebase Question

Dartmouth, MA
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Question by ucclien
March 29, 2000
I would like to grow heather in my yard in south coastal Massachusetts. Is this a cultivated plant that I can find to plant in my yard?

Answer from NGA
March 29, 2000
There are two types of plants we commonly call heather. One is Calluna and the other is Erica. Both grow best in fast-draining soils in full sunshine, and both are hardy to USDA zone 4. You're in zone 5, so heather will grow in your garden without problem.

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