Calluna vulgaris 'Spring Torch'

Spring Torch' Scotch Heather

Bruyère callune 'Spring Torch'
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"Spring, glorious spring! Heather puts on a colour show when spring finally turns the corner on winter. Vibrant foliage deepens to a rich dark green by early summer, and in late summer, pale lavender spires emerge to cover the upright mounding plant. Low maintenance, although you should prune back before new growth appears. As the epithet ‘Scotch’ would imply, plants prefer cool moist conditions and sandy or gravelly very well-drained soil. Careful though, do not allow plants to dry out. And areas exposed to high winds are to be avoided. Suitable in borders and as background plants, in rock gardens and on hillsides. Scotch heather combines well with small conifers and deciduous shrubs.
*The genus name Calluna comes from the Greek word kalluno meaning to cleanse or adorn. Plants were once used for making brooms!"

Plant details
Category
Shrubs, Conifers and Blooming Shrubs
Exposure
SunnyPartial Shade
Rusticity
Zone4 - 6
Height
30 - 45 cm
Staggering
30 - 60 cm
Flowering

"Spring, glorious spring! Heather puts on a colour show when spring finally turns the corner on winter. Vibrant foliage deepens to a rich dark green by early summer, and in late summer, pale lavender spires emerge to cover the upright mounding plant. Low maintenance, although you should prune back before new growth appears. As the epithet ‘Scotch’ would imply, plants prefer cool moist conditions and sandy or gravelly very well-drained soil. Careful though, do not allow plants to dry out. And areas exposed to high winds are to be avoided. Suitable in borders and as background plants, in rock gardens and on hillsides. Scotch heather combines well with small conifers and deciduous shrubs.
*The genus name Calluna comes from the Greek word kalluno meaning to cleanse or adorn. Plants were once used for making brooms!"

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