Calluna vulgaris 'Sir John Charrington'
heather 'Sir John Charrington'
'Sir John Charrington' is a spreading evergreen shrub, compact in habit, with foliage yellow and orange in summer, becoming reddish in winter. Flowers mauve-pink in short racemes
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Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
|Summer||Purple Pink||Orange Yellow|
|Autumn||Purple Pink||Orange Yellow|
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing or North–facing or East–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
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