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HEATHERS Calluna vulgaris 'Dark Beauty'

Commonly known as Ling, Scots heather

Blood red flowers, compact
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Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020 - These plants are not available until September/October 2019
£4.00 each
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 10+ £3.75 each

Delivery Information Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2020
  • Evergreen
  • Red - blood-red
  • Height - 25cm (10in)
  • Spread - 45cm (18in)
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Very hardy - Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun - open site
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - bees
  • Pests & Diseases - fungal diseases. Grey mould, Phytophthora root rot, rhizoctonia in warm, wet conditions.
  • Place of origin - garden origin
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Semi-double - Two rows of petals with conspicuous stamens
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 7
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that flower on previous year's growth in Spring, or current year's growth in late Summer/Autumn.
    Action: Cut back flowered shoots to within 1 inch of previous year's growth.
    When: Annually after flowering or in Spring if flowering on current year's growth.

    RHS group 10
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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