White flowers, VIII–X; light green foliage with yellow shoot-tips in spring and early summer; height 26–30cm; spread 31–45cm. Keep well pruned for maximum effect.
Found by James Smith (Darley Dale, Derbyshire, England); introduced by James Smith in 1925.
The derivation is not clear; perhaps a sport on Calluna vulgaris ‘Hammondii’ with golden foliage, but more likely to be a seedling from ‘Hammondii’.
Named from aureus = golden yellow; folius = leaf.