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Daboecia × scotica ‘William Buchanan’

Heath

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.55m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourPurple-pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Daboecia × scotica ‘William Buchanan’ (Heath). ‘William Buchanan’ grows to 35cm high and has deep, purple-pink flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and foliage (the latter all year round). Ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

After flowering each year the plants can be lightly pruned to keep a bushy and compact habit.

Propagation

Seed in spring for species or for cultivators by softwood cuttings, division or layering in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Root rot.

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