Calluna Vulgaris, Summer Heather

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Calluna vulgaris, commonly known as Heather or Summer Heather, is a low-growing, evergreen shrub native to Europe and parts of Asia. Here are some key features and care tips for Calluna vulgaris:

Latest estimated delivery date: Mar 6, 2024

Description

Calluna vulgaris, commonly known as Heather or Summer Heather, is a low-growing, evergreen shrub native to Europe and parts of Asia. Here are some key features and care tips for Calluna vulgaris:

  1. Appearance: Calluna vulgaris is known for its small, needle-like leaves and abundant flowers. The flowers bloom in late summer and early autumn, covering the plant with small, bell-shaped blossoms in shades of white, pink, purple, or lavender. The foliage can vary in color from green to golden-yellow, depending on the cultivar.
  2. Light Requirements: Calluna vulgaris prefers full sun to partial shade. Plant it in a location where it will receive at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Inadequate sunlight may result in leggy growth and reduced flowering.
  3. Soil: Heather prefers acidic, well-draining soil. A sandy or loamy soil enriched with organic matter, such as compost or peat moss, works well. Ensure that the soil is not waterlogged, as Heather is susceptible to root rot in overly wet conditions.
  4. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch or so of the soil feels dry to the touch, and allow excess water to drain away. Avoid overwatering, especially during the winter months when the plant’s growth slows down.
  5. Temperature and Humidity: Calluna vulgaris prefers cool temperatures and moderate humidity levels. It thrives in temperatures between 60-70°F (15-21°C) and should be protected from hot, dry conditions. While it can tolerate average indoor humidity levels, occasional misting or placing the plant on a humidity tray can be beneficial, especially in dry indoor environments.
  6. Fertilizing: Heather is a light feeder and does not require frequent fertilization. Feed it with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer or a liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength once in early spring before new growth begins.
  7. Pruning: Prune Calluna vulgaris after flowering to remove spent flowers and shape the plant. Avoid cutting into old wood, as Heather does not regenerate from old stems. Instead, prune lightly to encourage bushier growth from the base of the plant.
  8. Winter Care: Protect Calluna vulgaris from harsh winter conditions, especially in regions with cold winters. Mulch around the base of the plant to insulate the roots and provide protection from freezing temperatures. In colder climates, consider growing Heather in containers that can be brought indoors during the winter months.

Overall, Calluna vulgaris is a beautiful and versatile plant that adds color and texture to gardens, borders, and containers. With proper care and attention to its specific needs, it can thrive and provide year-round interest in your landscape

Additional information

Color

Red, Pink, Purple, white

size

20-25 CM

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