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Calluna vulgaris 'Spring Cream' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Mat forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

White in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Cream and Dark Green in Summer
Dark Green in Autumn, Spring 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 'Spring Cream'

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

'Spring Cream' is a vigorous spreading evergreen shrub to 35cm in height, the dark green foliage tipped with cream in the early summer. Flowers single, white, in long erect racemes

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

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

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained acidic soil

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Ground Cover or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases