• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Calluna vulgaris 'Sir John Charrington'

Heather 'Sir John Charrington'

Heather 'Sir John Charrington'

© � RHS 2002

  • Other common names Heather 'Sir John Charrington'

  • Genus Calluna are low-growing or dwarf evergreen shrubs with stems clothed in tiny overlapping leaves, and terminal, spike-like racemes of small, 4-petalled flowers with coloured calyces

  • Family Ericaceae / Ericaceae

  • Species 'Sir John Charrington' is a spreading evergreen shrub, compact in habit, with foliage yellow and orange in summer, becoming reddish in winter. Flowers mauve-pink in short racemes

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Clay, Sand

  • pHAcid

Size

  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in well-drained acidic soil

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Ground Cover Low Maintenance

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 10

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases May be affected by Phytophthora root diseases

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