Calluna vulgaris 'Darkness'
'Darkness' is a compact, low-growing evergreen shrub to 25cm in height, with dark green foliage and short racemes of crimson flowers
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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
- Full sun
West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–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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