Shrubs that often have large, colourful flowers, but don't shed their leaves in fall. Most species covered here belong to the Ericaceae family.

Rhododendron and other plants in the Ericaceae family, grow best in humus rich, acidic, evenly moist soil. 

Calluna
 

Calluna  is a genus of only one species, Calluna vulgaris, in the Ericaceae family, native to Iceland, Europe and Asia Minor. A number of cultivars with varied flower and foliage colours are grown in gardens.  

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  • Calluna vulgaris

Erica - Heather
 

Erica is a large genus of around  800 species in the family Ericaeae. The greatest species diversity is in S-Africa, but species are also native to other parts of Africa and Europe. 

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  • Erica cinerea

    • 'Tobi'​

  • Erica carnea

    • 'Rosalie'​

  • Erica x darleyensis

  • Erica tetracalyx

    • 'Alba Mollis'​

Gaultheria
 

Gaultheria is a large genus of around 135 species in the Ericaeae family. They are evergreen shrubs native to Asia, Australia and N- and S-America. Species native to the southern hemisphere  were grouped in a separate genus, Pernettya, but have now been moved to the genus Gaultheria. The flowers are bell-shaped, white or pink.

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  • Gaultheria procumbens

Kalmia
 

Kalmia is a small genus of around 10 species in the Ericaceae family, native to N-America. The leaves are toxic and can cause poisoning in live stock. The flowers can be white, pink or purple. 

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Rhododendron
 

Rhododendron is a very large genus of over 1000 species in the family Ericaceae. Most are native to Asia and a few to N-America. They are deciduous or evergreen shrubs with large flowers in all colors of the spectrum except bright blue. Most of the deciduous varieties are too tender for the Icelandic climate. 

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Hebe are evergreen shrubs native to New Zealand. They need a sunny, sheltered space in well drained soil.

Hebe - Sneplur
 

Hebe is a genus of around 90 species in the Plantaginaceae family. Their main distribution area is in New Zealand, but a few species are also native to S-America. The genus is closely related to the genus Veronica and some botanists include the Hebe species in that genus.

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