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Calluna vulgaris 'Wickwar Flame' (Heather 'Wickwar Flame')

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Calluna vulgaris 'Wickwar Flame'

Other names

Heather 'Wickwar Flame'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Wickwar Flame' _ 'Wickwar Flame' is a mat-forming evergreen shrub with yellow and orange foliage in summer, turning reddish-orange in winter. Mauve-pink flowers in late summer.


Calluna vulgaris 'Wickwar Flame' is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Orange, Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green, Orange in Summer; Orange-red in Autumn

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 'Wickwar Flame' (Heather 'Wickwar Flame') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m 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, 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Calluna vulgaris 'Wickwar Flame'

Other names

Heather 'Wickwar Flame'

Genus

Calluna Calluna

Variety or Cultivar

'Wickwar Flame' _ 'Wickwar Flame' is a mat-forming evergreen shrub with yellow and orange foliage in summer, turning reddish-orange in winter. Mauve-pink flowers in late summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Orange, Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green, Orange in Summer; Orange-red in Autumn


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 'Wickwar Flame' (Heather 'Wickwar Flame') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m 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, 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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