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Calluna vulgaris 'Roland Haagen'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Mat forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Dark Pink in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Orange and Yellow in Winter
Yellow in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

heather 'Roland Haagen'

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

'Roland Haagen' is a low, spreading evergreen shrub to 15cm tall, with yellow foliage turning orange, tipped red, in winter, and short racemes of mauve-pink flowers

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

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

Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Ground Cover, Patio/Container Plants or Rock Garden


How to care

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases