Welcome to Hickory Hill!

Hickory Hill Heath and Heather is a small specialist nursery, owned and operated by Jane and Paul Murphy. We are located approximately 3 miles south of Oxford, Pennsylvania on Hickory Hill Rd (Route 472) in beautiful Chester County, PA (midway between Philadelphia, PA and Baltimore, MD as the crow flies).

After Mid-October, It’s Too Late To Plant

Heath and heather need time to settle in before hard frost.  If the roots haven’t grown enough to penetrate the soil around the existing hole, they may pop up during a freeze thaw cycle and die.

Why the Size of Plants in Your Order May Vary

We always ship the largest plants in stock.  We have two sizes of 4 inch pots – one is a true 4″pot, the other is oversized.  As the plants grow we up pot from the smaller to the larger 4 ” pot.  This allows us to continue shipping plants. We have one price for a 4 inch pot, regardless of the size of the plant.

Great Response

We just sold our last ‘Blazeaway’.  If you love heather with red winter foliage, ‘Wickwar Flame’ is a close substitute for ‘Blazeaway’.  I have to check tags to see which is which in our garden.

If you’re interested in heather that provides interest in spring check out ‘Spring Torch’ and ‘Kirsten’.  The new spring foliage on both these cultivars starts out with peach colored tips in early spring.  Very pretty!

Want to Learn More About Heather?

You can  order ‘A Regional Heather Growing Guide’ compiled by the Northeast Heather Society.  This guide is packed with information about growing heather.  All proceeds go to the Northeast Heather Society.


If you buy  more than a dozen plants, we’ll refund 10% of the plant cost.  We can’t give you the discount when you order, as it’s too complicated to set the discount up on our website.

If you have any questions, please contact us at  jane@nullhickoryhillheather.com   And please visit us on facebook!  Thanks

Did you know?

Each heather flower has 30 heather seeds, so a heather plant can produce up to 150,000 seeds per season.