Calluna is a creeping perennial shrub of the heather family and the only representative of its species. It has about 20 ornamental varieties for garden cultivation. Calluna is low (30-70 cm), but extremely decorative. Its small fragrant flowers, like small bells, are collected in inflorescences, enveloping bushy stems in an air cloud. Very decorative and leaves, as if rolled into a tube (therefore, until the heather blooms, it is often confused with juniper). Blooming calluna begins at the end of summer. The healing honey plant is especially beautiful after the first frosts, when its leaves turn yellow and purple. Frozen inflorescences do not fall off and stay on the bushes for a long time, giving them an exquisitely decorative look. In landscape design, calluna is usually planted next to dwarf hjoynik, along garden paths, in curbs or on alpine hills.
Invasive in Australia, the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.