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Calluna vulgaris 'Serlei Aurea'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

White in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

heather 'Serlei Aurea'

Family

Ericaceae


Calluna are low-growing or dwarf evergreen shrubs with stems clothed in tiny overlapping leaves, and terminal, spike-like racemes of small, 4-petalled flowers with coloured calyces

'Serlei Aurea' is an evergreen shrub of spreading growth, with bright yellow foliage and single, white flowers in long erect spikes

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained acidic soil in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid
  • Sand, Clay or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Ground Cover or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to fungal diseases