A picture of a Heather

Heather

Calluna vulgaris 'Joy Vanstone'

Also known as

Ling

Calluna vulgaris IMG 4526 ersvika by Bjoertvedt (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Heather Overview

This cultivar has a spreading growth habit, its an evergreen shrub species that produces golden-yellow foliage, which develops attractive colouring in autumn, turning copper-orange. Flowers are purple-pink and produced on unbranched stems.

How to propagate Heather

Cuttings

Seed in spring for species or for cultivators by softwood cuttings, division.

Division

Seed

Special features of Heather

Ground cover

Other uses of Heather

Border, edging, rock garden, ground cover, naturaliser