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Calluna vulgaris

Description

Can be grown as a groundcover; prune in spring.

Cultivars:
  • Kinlochruel
  • Mair's Variety
Tags:
#evergreen
Cultivars:
  • Kinlochruel
  • Mair's Variety
Tags:
#evergreen
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Calluna
    Species:
    vulgaris
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Ascending
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Rose to purplish-pink flowers on 1-12 in. raceme; summer to fall
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, simple, medium green leaves; green to bronze winter color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Mass Planting