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botanical name:
Calluna vulgaris 'Sirsson'
Calluna vulgaris 'Sirsson' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Heather, Ling
family:  Ericaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: golden
flower colour: pink
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Golden foliage which turns bright orange and red with exposure to cold winter weather. Pink flowers in summer and autumn.

Well drained acid soil in an open position.

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer or layering in spring.

Excellent foliage plant for cold, open aspects.

other notes:
Thought to be a seedling from Calluna vulgaris 'Sir John Charrington'.
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