Calluna vulgaris 'Robert Chapman'

Robert Chapman heather

Evergreen Groundcover, Shrub

Lavender to pink blooms in spring are attractive enough but this evergreen, ground-covering shrub is most prized for its chartreuse golden foliage which takes on rich red and burgundy tones in late fall and persists into winter.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Afternoon Sun

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


Size: 12 - 24 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Compact, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Fall Color, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Chartreuse / Lime, Yellow / Gold
Fall Color: Red Orange

Flower Color: Lavender / Lilac
Bloom Season: Summer
Flower Shape: Spike /Spire

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Kitchen Garden, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: front of border
Collections: Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos