Calluna vulgaris 'Else Frye'
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Calluna vulgaris 'Else Frye'

Scotch heather

  family ericaceae 
  genus calluna 

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Genus  Calluna Species  vulgaris Variety  Cultivar  Else Frye Common names  Scotch heather   ling Family  ERICACEAE Specimen number  S11463 Data source  HtZn p88
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  1' 6" Overall spread  2' - 3'
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Sandy Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 05-06 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 05a-07b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 07-04 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Calluna vulgaris 'Else Frye' has an attractive autumn display of leaves. Scotch heather (also known as ling) can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -20� Fahrenheit. This plant does very well with hot summer days. The optimal soil texture for this species is one that is sandy. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It usually does best in moist, well drained soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  yes Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Calluna vulgaris 'Else Frye' is a woody perennial. Scotch heather (locally known in some parts as ling) is evergreen. Leaves: This plant has tiny, scale-like leaves that turn bronze in autumn. Flowers: This species has double flowers arranged in masses at tip ends. Flowers are borne during the month of July. The blossoms are usually a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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