Calluna vulgaris 'Serlei Purpurea'
heather 'Serlei Purpurea'
A hardy, evergreen shrub with an erect and compact habit, approximately 31-45cm tall with an spread to 61-75cm. It has dark green foliage and spikes of purplish-pink flowers in summer through to autumn.
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
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
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in well-drained, acidic soil in full sun. See Hardy heathers for further advice
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Patio and container plants
- Rock garden
- Low Maintenance
- Banks and slopes
- Flower borders and beds
May be susceptible to fungal diseases
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