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Calluna vulgaris 'Silver Knight' (Scot's heather 'Silver Knight')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Calluna vulgaris 'Silver Knight'

Other names

Scot's heather 'Silver Knight'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Knight' _ 'Silver Knight' is a vigorous, small evergreen shrub with a compact, upright habit. It has grey, needle-like foliage, becoming purple-tinted in winter, and in late summer to early autumn, bears spikes of small lavender flowers.


Calluna vulgaris 'Silver Knight' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading, Upright

Flower

Lavender in Summer; Lavender in Autumn

Foliage

Flushed purple in Winter; Grey in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Phytophthora root diseases Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Calluna vulgaris 'Silver Knight' (Scot's heather 'Silver Knight') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.6m 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 or light shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, 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 'Silver Knight'

Other names

Scot's heather 'Silver Knight'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Knight' _ 'Silver Knight' is a vigorous, small evergreen shrub with a compact, upright habit. It has grey, needle-like foliage, becoming purple-tinted in winter, and in late summer to early autumn, bears spikes of small lavender flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading, Upright


Colour

Flower

Lavender in Summer; Lavender in Autumn

Foliage

Flushed purple in Winter; Grey in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Phytophthora root diseases

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Calluna vulgaris 'Silver Knight' (Scot's heather 'Silver Knight') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.6m 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 or light shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid

Light

Partial Shade, 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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