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Calluna vulgaris 'Boskoop'


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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

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photo by Jerry Harpur, copyright GAP Photos (62184)

Plant details

A beautiful variety of our native ling with golden leaves that become tinted red in winter. Its lilac-pink flowers cover its low bushy stems for weeks in late summer. This type of heather needs an acid soil and grows best in peaty areas. Trim off the old flower stems in late autumn or spring before new growth begins.

Family: Ericaceae

Genus: Calluna

Species: vulgaris

Cultivar: Boskoop

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Lilac

Foliage colour: Golden

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 55cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to take cuttings: May to July

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