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Calluna vulgaris 'Hammondii Rubifolia' (Heather 'Hammondii Rubifolia')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.4m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Calluna vulgaris 'Hammondii Rubifolia'

Other names

Heather 'Hammondii Rubifolia'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Hammondii Rubifolia' _ 'Hammondii Rubifolia' is a dwarf, evergreen shrub with yellow-green foliage. From late summer to mid-autumn, it bears short, upright racemes of small, lavender purple flowers. In spring it has red tips.


Calluna vulgaris 'Hammondii Rubifolia' is: Evergreen

Habit

Domed, Spreading

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Pale-purple in Summer; Insignificant or absent, Pale-purple in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Phytophthora root diseases Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering is finished.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Calluna vulgaris 'Hammondii Rubifolia' (Heather 'Hammondii Rubifolia') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, humus-rich, acidic soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Calluna vulgaris 'Hammondii Rubifolia'

Other names

Heather 'Hammondii Rubifolia'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Hammondii Rubifolia' _ 'Hammondii Rubifolia' is a dwarf, evergreen shrub with yellow-green foliage. From late summer to mid-autumn, it bears short, upright racemes of small, lavender purple flowers. In spring it has red tips.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Domed, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Pale-purple in Summer; Insignificant or absent, Pale-purple in Autumn

Foliage

Yellow-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering is finished.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Calluna vulgaris 'Hammondii Rubifolia' (Heather 'Hammondii Rubifolia') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.4m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Garden edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Containers, Rock, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, humus-rich, acidic soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 6, Zone 5

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