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Hebe topiaria (Topiarist's hebe)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1ft 8in
Max height
3ft 3in
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hebe topiaria

Other names

Topiarist's hebe

Genus

Hebe Hebe

Species

H. topiaria - H. topiaria is a small, dense evergreen, with small silver-green leaves and white flowers during early and mid summer.


Hebe topiaria is: Evergreen

Habit

Rounded to broadly spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Insignificant or absent, White in Spring; Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage

Blue, Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Downy mildew Downy mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Hebe topiaria (Topiarist's hebe) will reach a height of 1ft 8in and a spread of 3ft 3in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Foliage only, Roof terrace, Containers, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Coastal, City, Banks and Slopes

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil that is poor or moderately fertile. It should be in a sheltered position in full sun or light shade.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Hebe topiaria

Other names

Topiarist's hebe

Genus

Hebe Hebe

Species

H. topiaria - H. topiaria is a small, dense evergreen, with small silver-green leaves and white flowers during early and mid summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Rounded to broadly spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, White in Spring; Insignificant or absent, White in Summer

Foliage

Blue, Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Downy mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hebe topiaria (Topiarist's hebe) will reach a height of 1ft 8in and a spread of 3ft 3in after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Foliage only, Roof terrace, Containers, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Coastal, City, Banks and Slopes

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil that is poor or moderately fertile. It should be in a sheltered position in full sun or light shade.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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Very neat Hebe that looks good even in Winter, especially with frost on the leaves.

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