A variety with spikes of mauve bell-shaped flowers; striking fiery red tips in spring; very colorful groundcover, flowers throughout summer; very particular about growing conditions, needs acidic organic soil, will die in anything else
Spring Torch Heather is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It is a good choice for attracting bees to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Spring Torch Heather features tiny spikes of lavender bell-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from mid summer to mid fall. It has green evergreen foliage. The needles remain green throughout the winter.
Spring Torch Heather will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.