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Hebe vernicosa (Varnished hebe)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hebe vernicosa

Other names

Varnished hebe

Genus

Hebe Hebe

Species

H. vernicosa - H. vernicosa is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves and racemes of small white or pale blue flowers in early summer.


Hebe vernicosa is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Dense, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green 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

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Hebe vernicosa (Varnished hebe) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Protect from cold, drying winds.

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.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Hebe vernicosa

Other names

Varnished hebe

Genus

Hebe Hebe

Species

H. vernicosa - H. vernicosa is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves and racemes of small white or pale blue flowers in early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Dense, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hebe vernicosa (Varnished hebe) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Protect from cold, drying winds.

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.

Tender in frost (H3)

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