Scotch Heather Shrubs (Calluna vulgaris)
A bushy evergreen heather shrub which grows up to around 60cm tall and 50cm wide. These are approximate measurements as Mother Nature does not adhere to British Standards and is one of the few forces on the planet that can tell Brussels it is going to do it her way and no other.
Expect the flowers to make an appearance July to October provided they are not shy and global warming doesn't have a fit. These are self fertile and are pollinated by bees, insects etc and Victorian botanists wearing deer stalker hats armed with cotton buds randomly sticking them into plants wondering what will happen. As the flowers are high in nectar they attract a lot of wildlife, the sort you find on Nature programs not those shown on police crime programs.
It is commonly found on heaths, bogs, marshy ground, upland moors, open woodland sites and Nurseries specialising in selling Heather plants. Prefers acid soils (below PH 6.5) and is often the dominant plant under favourable conditions.
Our Scotch Heather shrubs will tolerate semi-shade, poor soils and maritime conditions but prefers dry to moist soils but not prolonged drought.
Other Uses For Scotch Heather Shrubs (Calluna vulgaris)
A very versatile plant useful for thatching, fuel, dyes, basketry, insulation, broom making, mattress stuffing (old way of doing things, doubt DFS has a contract with any Heather growers) and many more.
Apparently these bounce back from fires quite well so if there is another political uprising in Scotland about independence and these are soaked in petrol and thrown at the English, then next morning you could collect these free of charge from the streets and plant them in your garden.
How Many Scotch Heather Shrubs (Calluna vulgaris) Should I Buy?
We suggest buying as many as you can afford because we have sales targets to meet and mortgage addictions to service.
Will Scotch Heather Shrubs (Calluna vulgaris) Make Me Attractive To The Opposite Sex?
Yes is the good news.....the bad news being that these are all imaginary and in your head only. What a stupid question.
Did Any Of Your Scotch Heather Shrubs (Calluna vulgaris) Appear In the Film Braveheart?
We can confirm that all of our Scotch Heather are very distantly related to any and all Heather appearing and not appearing in the film Braveheart with dodgy accent Mel Gibson.
Is The Person Writing This Description Of Scotch Heather Of Sound Mind?
That depends on which split personality you ask.