The Heather Specialists

Growing Heathers in
Cold Climates


Frost heave is a particular problem with any new planting, and new plants are especially vulnerable, especially if planted late in the season with lots of spongy peat moss in the hole.  In this case, Reemay® protection and improved drainage are the keys to getting young plants through the first winter.  Perhaps for this reason new plants if unavoidable received late in the fall might well be grouped in one small area combining the factors of slope, pine needles, improved drainage, and ease of Reemay® coverage.  Also such plants if grouped are easier to inspect for frost heave, and to press them back into the ground as needed.

Heathers in Maine have done very well over the winter simply with a layer of pine needles and pine boughs on top to stop the needles blowing away.

To contact us:

Phone: 360-427-5318, 800-294-3284
Fax: 360-432-9780, 800-294-3284

Heaths& Heathers
502 E Haskell Hill Road
Shelton, WA  98584-8429  USA