Christmas gift of heather - now what?

Bridget(USDA Zone 7)December 27, 2013

I was given a heather plant for Christmas and don't know what to do. Should I leave it in the pot until spring or plant it now. I live just north of Seattle so it isn't real cold. Should I take it in if it gets too cold? I put it out on the deck for now. It is a Calluna vulgaris.


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It's a plant that's happy with winter weather, so should be fine for you outside rather than inside. Since this time of year tends to be less stressful for transplants (more moisture and not too hot) I would think it would be fine to plant it now, but you might want to check on the Northwest forum to ask more local folks. If it's not a good time to transplant, I'd pile mulch around the pot to mitigate temperature swings until the weather is a bit more consistently warm.

Here is a link that might be useful: Northwest forum

    Bookmark   January 18, 2014 at 8:37PM
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Bridget(USDA Zone 7)

Thank you for this information. It looks okay in the pot now and I will put into the ground soon.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 9:23PM
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