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Hebe 'Neil's Choice' (Hebe 'Neil's Choice')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hebe 'Neil's Choice'

Other names

Hebe 'Neil's Choice', Hebe 'Purple Emperor', Hebe cupressoides 'Neil's Choice'

Genus

Hebe Hebe

Variety or Cultivar

'Neil's Choice' _ 'Neil's Choice' is a lax, evergreen shrub with purplish stems bearing narrow green and purple leaves. In summer and autumn it bears dense racemes of violet flowers.


Hebe 'Neil's Choice' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Drooping

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer; Purplish-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green, Purple in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Downy mildew , Leaf spot Downy mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Hebe 'Neil's Choice' (Hebe 'Neil's Choice') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

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

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Hebe 'Neil's Choice'

Other names

Hebe 'Neil's Choice', Hebe 'Purple Emperor', Hebe cupressoides 'Neil's Choice'

Genus

Hebe Hebe

Variety or Cultivar

'Neil's Choice' _ 'Neil's Choice' is a lax, evergreen shrub with purplish stems bearing narrow green and purple leaves. In summer and autumn it bears dense racemes of violet flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Drooping

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purplish-pink in Summer; Purplish-pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green, Purple in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hebe 'Neil's Choice' (Hebe 'Neil's Choice') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

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

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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