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Hebe (any variety) (Hebe (any variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hebe (any variety)

Other names

Hebe (any variety), Shrubby veronica (any variety)

Genus

Hebe Hebe

Variety or Cultivar

Hebe (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Hebe, you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Hebe (any variety) are dense, evergreen shrubs with lance-shaped, rounded, or ovate, green leaves, sometimes variegated, and, in summer and autumn, dense racemes or spikes of tubular flowers, typically in shades of blue, purple, pink, red, or white.


Hebe (any variety) is: Evergreen

Habit

Dense

Flower

White, Blue, Pink, Red, Purple in Summer; White, Red, Purple, Pink, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Tortrix moth Aphids , Tortrix moth

Downy mildew , Leaf spot Downy mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9. If pruned immediately after flowering, may produce a second flush of flowers later in the season.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Hebe (any variety) (Hebe (any variety)) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in sun or partial shade, sheltered from cold, drying winds. Tolerates some pollution. Protect in cold winters. Grow tender varieties under glass in loam based compost.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Hebe (any variety)

Other names

Hebe (any variety), Shrubby veronica (any variety)

Genus

Hebe Hebe

Variety or Cultivar

Hebe (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Hebe, you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Hebe (any variety) are dense, evergreen shrubs with lance-shaped, rounded, or ovate, green leaves, sometimes variegated, and, in summer and autumn, dense racemes or spikes of tubular flowers, typically in shades of blue, purple, pink, red, or white.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Dense


Colour

Flower

White, Blue, Pink, Red, Purple in Summer; White, Red, Purple, Pink, Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Tortrix moth

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 9. If pruned immediately after flowering, may produce a second flush of flowers later in the season.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hebe (any variety) (Hebe (any variety)) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in sun or partial shade, sheltered from cold, drying winds. Tolerates some pollution. Protect in cold winters. Grow tender varieties under glass in loam based compost.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Hebe (any variety) (Hebe (any variety))

Common pest name

Alfalfa dwarf; Anaheim disease; California vine disease; Dwarf disease of alfalfa; Dwarf disease of lucerne; Leaf scald of oleander; Leaf scald of plum; Leaf scorch; Phony disease of peach; Pierce's disease of grapevine; Variegated chlorosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A bacterial disease with a wide host range detected in Corsica. Although EU regulated; there remains some concern about the risk of introduction. This subspecies is known to be able to thrive in cooler climates. Should an outbreak occur; there would be a need for eradication action which would result in environmental and social impacts.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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