‘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.