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Calluna vulgaris 'Kinlochruel' (d)
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'Kinlochruel' is a compact and low-growing evergreen shrub to 25cm in height, with bright green foliage, tinged bronze in winter, and double, white flowers in short racemes

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn White Green
Winter Bronze
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

North–facing or East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H7
Botanical details
Family
Ericaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

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

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained acidic soil

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Low Maintenance
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Pruning group 10

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases

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