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Calluna vulgaris 'Sir John Charrington' (Heather 'Sir John Charrington')

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 'Sir John Charrington'

Other names

Heather 'Sir John Charrington'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Sir John Charrington' _ 'Sir John Charrington' is a small, compact, evergreen shrub. It has yellow-green, needle-like foliage that becomes red-tinted in winter. In summer and autumn, it bears upright racemes of small, lilac flowers.


Calluna vulgaris 'Sir John Charrington' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Lilac-pink in Summer; Lilac-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Flushed red in Winter; Yellow-green 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 'Sir John Charrington' (Heather 'Sir John Charrington') 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

Clay, 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 'Sir John Charrington'

Other names

Heather 'Sir John Charrington'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Sir John Charrington' _ 'Sir John Charrington' is a small, compact, evergreen shrub. It has yellow-green, needle-like foliage that becomes red-tinted in winter. In summer and autumn, it bears upright racemes of small, lilac flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Lilac-pink in Summer; Lilac-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Flushed red in Winter; Yellow-green 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 'Sir John Charrington' (Heather 'Sir John Charrington') 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

Clay, 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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