Calluna vulgaris 'Sister Anne'
heather 'Sister Anne'
'Sister Anne' is a very compact evergreen shrub, forming low hummocks of hairy grey foliage, with short spikes of light mauve-pink flowers
SynonymsCalluna vulgaris 'Hirsuta Compacta'
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Ultimate heightUp to 10cm
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
Colour & scent
|Spring||Green Grey Silver|
|Summer||Pink||Green Grey Silver|
|Autumn||Pink||Green Grey Silver|
|Winter||Green Grey Silver|
- Full sun
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
How to grow
Grow in well-drained acidic soil in full sun
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Wildlife gardens
- Banks and slopes
- Flower borders and beds
- Ground cover
Generally pest free
May be subject to fungal diseases
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