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Commonly known as heather, the perennial, evergreen shrub (Calluna vulgaris) has hundreds of cultivars. It naturally occurs in a range of moorland, bog, and heathland habitats around the world. In New Zealand, it is considered as an unwanted organism and a ban is in place for its sale and propagation. Similarly, in Australia, Calluna is on the alert list for eradication. The plant grows to between 40-70 cm tall, producing many bell-shaped flowers in late summer. Leaves and small and scale-like measuring 2-3 mm in length. It tends to dominate heath and moorland habitats, can handle grazing and regenerates effectively following fires.
How to propagate Heather
Root semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer.
Layer in spring.
Special features of Heather
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Heather
Border, edging, rock garden, ground cover, naturaliser, banks. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.
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