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Calluna vulgaris 'Kerstin' (Heather 'Kerstin')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Calluna vulgaris 'Kerstin'

Other names

Heather 'Kerstin'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Kerstin' _ 'Kerstin' is a compact, evergreen shrub bearing narrow, downy, grey-green leaves with yellow and red tips in spring, turning lilac-grey in winter, and short racemes of mauve flowers from summer into autumn.


Calluna vulgaris 'Kerstin' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Mauve in Summer; Mauve in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green, Flushed yellow, Flushed red in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn; Lilac, Grey in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Phytophthora root diseases Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Calluna vulgaris 'Kerstin' (Heather 'Kerstin') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, 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 'Kerstin'

Other names

Heather 'Kerstin'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Kerstin' _ 'Kerstin' is a compact, evergreen shrub bearing narrow, downy, grey-green leaves with yellow and red tips in spring, turning lilac-grey in winter, and short racemes of mauve flowers from summer into autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Mauve in Summer; Mauve in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green, Flushed yellow, Flushed red in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn; Lilac, Grey in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Calluna vulgaris 'Kerstin' (Heather 'Kerstin') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

North, 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, Zone 4

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