The summer heather is one of the most popular plants in our gardens
The summer heather is also known as budding heather or broom heather. It is a small shrub with beautiful white flowers. It blooms from July to November and shows itself in full beauty. The bell-shaped flowers of the summer heather attract all eyes. The buds do not open and remain on the shoots for a long time. The dark green, small needle-shaped leaves make the white of the flowers look even more magical. On the numerous small branches the flowers stand opposite each other. The shrub grows densely and broadly bushy, reaching a height of up to 35 centimetres and a width of up to 40 centimetres.
The hardy summer heather is one of the most flowering of its genus
The hardy summer heather loves a loose, sandy and acidic soil. When planting the heather, remember that the small shrub thrives best in a sunny to semi-shady spot. The summer heather needs regular watering in dry conditions. Calluna vulgaris is a garden treasure that will enhance any garden. With its winter-green flowers, the hardy heather is a decorative eye-catcher all year round. The summer heather can be used in a variety of ways, for example as a solitary plant or in a group planting, it can also decorate planters or flower boxes. In a group planting, you should plant ten summer heathers per square metre so that a large area is created in a short time. In this way, the summer heather grows into a beautiful ground cover. The summer heather is also perfect for creating flower arrangements and dry shrubs.
Calluna vulgaris white is uncomplicated
The heather is very weatherproof and uncomplicated. Even winter damage such as snow or long periods of rain do not diminish its vigour. Even at sub-zero temperatures it is still an eye-catcher in the garden. However, as the summer heather evaporates through its leaves, it should also be watered regularly in winter during long dry spells. In spring, the old shoots of the heather should be pruned back so that it can sprout again in full splendour. As the heather is versatile, it brings a wise glow to every garden that will remain a companion for years to come. Especially in late summer and autumn it is a feast for the eyes of every gardener. Ideal planting partners for the summer heather are the Japanese azalea Geisha Purple or the Rhodondendron Percy Wiseman
You need about 7 – 8 plants for one square metre of space.
Calluna vulgaris white; is grown in pots and can thus be planted all year round