Bell Heather | Erica cinerea

This item is a Preorder for summer 2024 for our new nursery expansion SALE!

Original price was: £2.99.Current price is: £1.99.

Out of stock

1x plug plant (approx. 2-5cm above ground, 15cm of root structure below ground)

Elevate your garden with the enchanting beauty of Bell Heather (Erica cinerea). This evergreen shrub, adorned with tubular, bell-shaped flowers in shades of pink and purple, brings a touch of elegance to your landscape. Thriving in acidic, well-drained soils, Bell Heather is a resilient choice for heathland-inspired gardens. Attracting bees and butterflies, it contributes to vibrant pollinator activity. Create a picturesque scene with the vibrant hues of Bell Heather, available now to add a touch of natural sophistication to your outdoor sanctuary.


Botanical Information

Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) stands as a captivating evergreen shrub within the Ericaceae family, showcasing an array of tubular, bell-shaped flowers. With slender stems and needle-like leaves, this perennial beauty adds a touch of elegance to heathlands and moorlands. Typically growing between 12 to 24 inches in height, Bell Heather’s vibrant display ranges from pink to purple hues.


Thriving in acidic, well-drained soils, This heather is a resilient inhabitant of heathlands and moorlands, creating stunning vistas in these unique ecosystems. This shrub prefers open, sunny spaces, where it can bask in sunlight and establish itself amidst the characteristic vegetation of heath environments. Its habitat requirements make it a vital component of these landscapes.

Benefits to Wildlife

Bell Heather serves as a crucial resource for wildlife, attracting a variety of pollinators. Bees and butterflies are particularly drawn to its nectar-rich flowers, contributing to pollination in heathland ecosystems. The shrub’s dense foliage provides shelter for small animals and nesting sites for birds, enhancing biodiversity.

Conservation Status in the UK

While not currently classified as endangered, the increased concern around this species’ conservation status highlights its importance in heathland preservation. Changes in land use and habitat fragmentation pose challenges to this species. Conservation efforts focus on maintaining and restoring heathland areas, ensuring the continued presence of Bell Heather and the ecosystems it inhabits.

Ease of Growing

Bell Heather, although specific in its habitat preferences, can be cultivated with care. Successful growth requires acidic, well-drained soil and ample sunlight. Once established, this evergreen shrub is relatively low-maintenance, contributing to its appeal for gardeners seeking to recreate heathland aesthetics. Its adaptability to container gardening also provides opportunities for cultivating Bell Heather in various settings.

This heather is a striking and resilient evergreen shrub that enriches heathland landscapes. Whether enhancing pollinator activity, providing shelter for wildlife, or contributing to the vibrant colors of moorlands, this perennial shrub stands out for its ecological significance. As conservation efforts continue, recognizing the role of this species in preserving heathland ecosystems underscores its importance in sustainable land management practices. Consider introducing the elegance of Bell Heather to your garden, where its vibrant blooms and ecological contributions can thrive.

More Information

Scottish Wildlife Trusts

Wildflower Web

Complementing Species

Crowberry (Empetrum nigrum)

Common Dog-Violet (Viola riviniana)

Cuckooflower (Cardemine pratensis)


Additional information

Weight 1 kg


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Bell Heather | Erica cinerea”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Out of stock