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Calluna vulgaris 'Silver Queen' (Heather 'Silver Queen')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Calluna vulgaris 'Silver Queen'

Other names

Heather 'Silver Queen'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Queen' _ 'Silver Queen' is a spreading evergreen shrub hairy silver foliage, and tiny light mauve flowers.


Calluna vulgaris 'Silver Queen' is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

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

Foliage

Grey-green, Silvery-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 Queen' (Heather 'Silver Queen') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m 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 'Silver Queen'

Other names

Heather 'Silver Queen'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Queen' _ 'Silver Queen' is a spreading evergreen shrub hairy silver foliage, and tiny light mauve flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

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

Foliage

Grey-green, Silvery-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 Queen' (Heather 'Silver Queen') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m 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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