‘May Gold’

Flowers deep pink; foliage deep gold in spring and early summer; habit erect with curling stems. A seedling found on his nursery by John L. Jones, Glywern Nursery, Cilcennin, Lampeter, Dyfed, Wales, in 1993.


Flowers single, pink; VI-IX; foliage gold; habit broad; height 20 cm. Introduced by Glynwern Heather Nurseries, Cilcennin Lampeter, Dyfed, Wales, in 1997.
Ref: Glynwern Heather Nurseries catalogue, 1997.

‘Anita Lillie’

Flowers in racemes to 5cm long, magenta (H14), pedicels red; VI-VIII; new foliage pink in Spring turning yellow then red, mature foliage light green in Summer, mid-green at other seasons; habit compact spreading; height 15cm; spread 30cm; stems red ageing to brown, glabrous. Sport on Erica cinereaPurple Beauty‘ found in 1995 at Summerhill Nursery, Frensham, Surrey, England, by Mrs Anita Lillie Austin. Registered 24 August 1998: Mrs A. L. Austin, 68 Birch Road, Headley Down, Bordon, Hampshire GU35 8BW, England.

‘Sun Cushion’

Flowers rose-pink (H7); VII-XI; foliage golden in Summer deepening to orange in winter; habit compact spreading; height 20cm; spread 70cm. Sport on Erica cinereaPink Ice‘ found in 1992 at Carn Nurseries by Pat Glass, originally given the illegitimate name Erica cinerea ‘Golden Wonder’. Registered 20 January 1998: P. Glass, Carn Nurseries, 58 Tirkane Road, Maghera, Co. Derry BT46 SAG, Northern Ireland.


Flowers purple shading to crimson (HIO to H13); VI/VII-X; foliage very fine, pale green to yellow, with red shoot-tips; habit compact; height 16cm; spread 18cm after 4 years when not pruned.

Sport on ‘Blossom Time‘ at Champs Hill in 2003, found and selected by Sid Brown.

Named (with her consent) after Dame Felicity Lott, singer; her affectionate nickname.

® E.2009:04 registered on 22 October 2009 by Mrs Mary Bowerman, Champs Hill, Coldwaltham, West Sussex, UK.

‘Yule Fire’

Flower single, corolla & calyx amethyst HI; VII-X; foliage shoots with bicoloured golden ends with brilliant glossy red inner leaves, colours deepen to orange and red in winter cold; habit compact spreading height 20cm; spread 40cm.

Sport on ‘Atropurpurea‘, found by Ken Hutchins at Oregon Rhododendrons, Corvalis, USA, in 1994. “Distinctive bicolored foliage gives winter foliage color in areas that can not grow Calluna. The red is much more brilliant than other gold” bell heathers.

® E.2008:01 registered on 24 January 2008 by K. Hutchins, Mossyrock, WA, USA.

‘Alice Ann Davies’

Bright magenta (H14) flowers, VI–IX; gold foliage which reddens in winter; compact spreading habit; height 10–15cm; spread 31–45cm.

‘Anne Berry’

Amethyst (H1) flowers, VII–X; yellow-green foliage throughout the year, young shoots with bronze tips in spring; height 10–15cm; spread 46–60cm.

Wild-collected; found on Chobham Common, Surrey, England, about 1960 by Anne Berry; introduced by G. Underwood & Son (Hookstone Green Nursery, West End, Woking, Surrey) by 1963.

Named after Anne Berry who was an employee of G. Underwood & Sons (Chobham, Surrey).

The spelling of the cultivar name is here corrected, as permitted under the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants (8th edition, 2009), Article 35.3, to correct the unintentional mistake (“Ann Berry”) in the original spelling.

‘Apricot Charm’

Very sparse mauve (H2) flowers, VII–VIII; light yellow foliage in summer, turning to apricot-orange in winter; neat and compact; height 10–15cm; spread 16–20cm.

Found as a sport collected on Sunningdale Golf Course, Surrey, England, by J. F. Letts; introduced by J. F. Letts in 1970.

Name is a reference to the coloured foliage.


White flowers, VII–IX; intense gold foliage in summer and autumn, turning lime-green in winter; prostrate; height 16–20cm; spread 31–45cm. An interesting plant owing to the rare combination of white flowers and golden foliage in Erica cinerea.

A seedling found in his nursery by John L. Jones, Glynwern Nursery, Cilcennin, Lampeter, Dyfed, Wales; to be available in small numbers during 1995.