Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Kinnikinnick) is an extremely winter hardy, creeping, slow-growing, prostrate, woody evergreen shrub that typically grows to 6-12 in. tall but spreads over time by flexible branching (roots at the nodes) to 3-6 ft. wide or more. Branchlets mature to reddish brown, with papery peeling bark on older twigs. Leaves turn bronze in winter before becoming green again in spring. Miniature, drooping, urn-shaped, white-to-pink flowers (to 1/4” long) in small terminal clusters bloom in April to May. Rounded, berry-like fruits (drupes) ripen in August-September. On the plus side, bears, birds and small mammals love the fruits.  Zone:  2-6

Arctostaphylos uva ursi ‘Vancouver Jade’ (Vancouver Jade Kinnikinnick) form a dense mat of glossy evergreen leaves, the stems rooting along the ground. Light pink bell-shaped flowers appear in spring, followed by a showy display of scarlet berries. Foliage turns a beautiful bronzy-red in winter, particularly in colder regions. Best in a well-drained sandy to loam soil. Drought tolerant, once established.  Growth habit is 4-6 in. tall x 12-23 in. wide.  Zone:  4-9

Calluna vulgaris ‘Blazeaway’ (Blazeaway Heather) The blazing intensity of this bushy mat-forming beauty there's no disputing its name. Summer paints sun-kissed gold and orange shades on dense needle-shaped foliage bejeweled with late blooming soft lavender-colored flowers, while frosty nights imbue radiant dark crimson reds to heat up the coldest winter day. 'Blazeaway' can be massed near Calluna 'Firefly' and Calluna 'Wickwar Flame' and juxtaposed against the dark greenery of Erica 'Purple Beauty' for a fulgent quilt-like spectacle.  Growth habit is 12 in. tall x 12. In. wide.  Zone:  4-9

Calluna vulgaris ‘Dark Beauty’ (Dark Beauty Heather) This enticing beauty queen flaunts the darkest hued flower of all Callunas. Deep red buds reveal showy and plentiful, semi-double dark cherry blooms that shade to ruby amid a good-looking, compact darkly green silhouette. Earning Holland's prestigious Gold Medal award, 'Dark Beauty' will beckon you to her side whether she's poised in the rockery, along a pathway or in a container.  Growth habit is 8-10 in. tall x 12-18 in. wide.  Zone:  4-9

Calluna vulgaris ‘Firefly’ (Firefly Heather) One of the most colorful heathers you can plant, ‘Firefly’ has foliage that changes through the seasons. In summer the foliage is a bright mix of lime, chartreuse, and primrose yellow highlighted in late summer with spires of bright purple-pink flowers. In early autumn, intense orange and terracotta tones slowly work their way down the stems deepening in color until late fall and early winter when the entire plant becomes a shocking, vibrant brick-red.  Growth habit is 1-1.5 ft. tall x 2-4 ft. wide.  Zone:  5-8

Calluna vulgaris ‘Multicolor’ (Multicolor Heather) has gold foliage in summer, brilliant orange and red foliage in winter. The late-summer blooms are pale mauve. Low spreading habit.  Growth habit is 6 in. tall x 12 in. wide.  Zone: 4-9

Calluna vulgaris ‘Sandy’ (Sandy Heather) has variety with spikes of white bell-shaped flowers and light to mid-green foliage; great as a color contrasting groundcover; flowers throughout summer; very particular about growing conditions, needs acidic organic soil, will die in anything else.  The needles are ornamentally significant but remain green through the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.  Sandy 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.  Growth habit is 18 in. tall x 24 in. wide.  Zone:  4-9

Calluna vulgaris ‘Spring Torch’ (Spring Torch Heather) This heather is one of the best for a stunning colorful spring show. The dark green stems erupt with glowing red, orange new growth that fades to a brilliant primrose yellow. Gradually this bright spring color will deepen to a rich dark green in early summer. In late summer, pale lavender spires of flowers cover the upright mounding plant.  Growth habit is 1-1.5 ft. tall x 2 ft. wide.  Zone:  4-9

Calluna vulgaris ‘Theresa’ (Theresa Heather) offers a spectacular color combination, with soft pink buds on chartreuse evergreen foliage, blooming from August to September. Neat, upright form. Theresa' is more shade tolerant than other Heathers, and evergreen for four season interest.  Growth habit is 12-15 in. tall x 12-15 in. wide.  Zone:  5-8

Calluna vulgaris ‘Tib’ (Tib Heather) Way back in 1938, a Miss Isabel Young, who was nicknamed Tib, happened upon this exceptional Heather in Scotland's Pentland Hills. Unparalleled as a cut flower, either fresh or dried, the splendid rosy crimson double blooms, borne on long, erect slender stems, festoon a compact bushy mound of fine textured dark green foliage. Eventually winning a coveted AGM, 'Tib' has withstood the test of time and promises to be a champion in your garden, especially when juxtaposed against the contrasting foliage of other Callunas such as Calluna 'Firefly' and Calluna 'Sister Anne'.  Growth habit is 12 in. tall x 16 in. wide.  Zone:  4-9

Calluna vulgaris ‘Winter Chocolate’ (Winter Chocolate Heather) A delightful melding of warm colors, 'Winter Chocolate' is a year-round standout in our Heather garden. Radiantly cloaked with chartreuse, chocolate and golden hues for winter, spring's new growth brings creamy salmon red tips. As the days grow longer, the foliage coloring broadens to a pleasing range of oranges, pinks and yellows, toned by bright greens. As if this isn't enough, soft lavender blossoms just about smother the plant in late summer.  Growth habit is 8-12 in. tall x 12-15 in. wide.  Zone:  4-9

Calluna vulgaris ‘Lady in White’ (Lady in White Heather) Shiny white buds line all the stems on this Scotch Heather beauty. Grows only to 18 in. tall x 24 in. wide. Ideal plant for the rock garden.  Zone:  4-8

Erica carnea ‘C. D. Eason’ (C. D. Eason Heath) is a selection of Erica cinerea, the bell heather. Although related to Erica carnea (winter heath), bell heather blooms from June to September, producing urn-shaped, bright magenta flowers over its dark green leaves. The leaves of bell heather are rolled and arranged in groups of threes along its stems. Bell heather is much more tolerant of sandy or rocky soils than is winter heath, which makes it a good, neat groundcover for exposed locations. Growth habit is 10 in. tall x 24 in. wide. Zone:  6-8

Erica carnea ‘Pink Cloud’ (Pink Cloud Heath) Flowers abundantly, pink. Blooms from January to May. Foliage is dark green. Habit is spreading. Prune after flowering.  Growth habit is 4-6 in. tall x 18-24 in. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Erica carnea ‘Schneekuppe’ (Schneekuppe Heath) Prolific white flowering in spring over a bright green foliage makes this evergreen popular among landscapers.  Growth habit is 8-12 in. tall x 18-20 in. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Erica cinerea ‘Purple Beauty’ (Purple Beauty Heath) is ample-sized, more than abundant and long blooming, the luminous amethyst flowers sparkle like jewels upon the vigorous dark green needlelike foliage that defines 'Purple Beauty's exquisite, low bushy habit.  Growth habit is 8-10 in. tall x 18-22 in. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Erica x darleyensis ‘Kramer’s Red’ (Kramer’s Red Heath) Unparalleled among red flowering Ericas. Stiff branches hold darkly green foliage, enhanced in winter by bronze highlights and closely set chartreuse buds that open into cerise-magenta blooms October to April.  Growth habit is 15 in. tall x 24 in. wide.  Zone:  5-8

Erica x darleyensis ‘Mediterranean Pink’ (Mediterranean Pink Heath) is a mounding, evergreen shrub that is terrific for a dense ground cover or border planting. Needle-like green foliage is adorned with an abundance of pink flowers in winter. These last until early in the spring. Growth habit is 18-24 in. tall x 30-36 in. wide.  Zone:  5-8

Erica x darleyensis ‘Mediterranean White’ (Mediterranean White Heath) is a wonderful, popular evergreen shrub that establishes quickly for a fine, dense groundcover or border. Mounding habit displays terrific winter color, with lavender-pink flowers last through early spring.  Growth habit is 1 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-8

Erica x darleyensis ‘White Perfection’ (White Perfection Heath) has the brightest white flowers of almost any heath. Blooming from December to April, its small, bell-shaped flowers are set atop bright green leaves that have yellow tips in spring. Its overall shape is spreading, but its branches are held upright. Mass plantings of this heath create an excellent groundcover for sunny locations, providing outstanding winter interest. Heaths add interest to winter containers and produce nectar that attracts bees on mild winter days. Growth habit is 1.5 ft. tall x 2.5 ft. wide.  Zone:  6-8

Euonymus fortunei ‘Gold Splash’ (Gold Splash Wintercreeper) is one of the best known and most durable broadleaf evergreens, Gold Splash® is a hardy shrub from China. This shade-loving ornamental does well in most conditions except for damp soils. In colder climates, it may suffer winter burn if exposed to bright sun and wind. Remove any plain-leaved branches.  Growth habit is 18-24 in. tall x 24-36 in. wide.  Zone:  5-9

Euonymus fortunei ‘Silver Queen’ (Silver Queen Wintercreeper) is a bushy evergreen shrub with dark green, ovate leaves margined with white and often tinged pink, and inconspicuous pale green flowers in summer, occasionally followed by pale pink fruits.  Growth habit is 20-24 in. tall x 24-27 in. wide. Zone:  4-9

Euonymus fortunei ‘Wolong Ghost’ (Wolong Ghost Wintercreeper) is a striking and unusual, evergreen vine, the dark green leaves veined in silvery white. Makes a good ground cover or, with age, a self-clinging vine for fence or wall. Sun to deep shade with some summer water. Brightens deep shade, even in a relatively dry spot.  Growth habit is 8-10 in. tall x 18-24 in. wide.  Zone:  4-9

Gaultheria procumbens (Creeping Wintergreen) is a rhizomatous, creeping, woody, evergreen groundcover of the heath family that is native to woodlands in Eastern North America. Erect stems clad with glossy, leathery, elliptic to oblong, dark green leaves (to 2” long) rise up from the rhizomes to 3-6” tall. Plants will spread over time to form an attractive ground cover. Waxy, nodding, bell-shaped, white flowers (3/8” long) bloom from the leaf axils in early summer (June-July). Flowers give way to edible bright red berries (3/8” diameter) that persist through winter. Leaves acquire shades of purple in fall. Growth habit is 6 in. tall x 12 in. wide.  Zone:  3-8

Gaultheria shallon (Salal) is a sturdy native evergreen shrub is found widely along the Pacific coast and is hardy in USDA zones 8-10. Salal grows from 3–6 ft. tall x 4-6 ft. wide mostly under evergreens where it spreads quickly to form dense thickets. Its dark green, lustrous leaves are popular among commercial florists. White or pink flowers in late spring attract hummingbirds. The fruits are plentiful and delicious, prized by hikers, small children, Native groups and bears.  Zone:  8-10

Lithodora ‘Crystal Blue’ (Crystal Blue Lithodora) is a choice groundcover or rock garden plant, making an unforgettable display when grown well. This selection forms a vigorous, low, creeping carpet of dark green leaves, studded with the largest sky-blue flowers of the genus, spring through early summer. Plants MUST have a well-drained, acidic soil to thrive. Heavy clay soils are sure death. In colder regions, this will benefit from a light covering of evergreen boughs as soon as the soil is frozen in late fall.  Growth habit is 4-6 in. tall x 23-29 in. wide.  Zone:  5-9