Spring - Pruning hebes - prune older or overgrown
Remove the oldest stems that have become "twiggy"
Cut back other stems of the Hebe to around a quarter of their length.
Make sure that Hebes are watered - especially new plants.
Check for greenfly and blackfly.
Remove flowers from Hebe Shrubs once they start to fade.
Protect Hebe cuttings from frost.
Plant out new Hebes
Hebe Carl Teschner,(violet / blue flowers) Hebe Pingulfolia Pagei (white flowers)and Hebe Armstrongii are small varieties of Hebe suitable for growing in a rockery or as ground cover
One of the largest Hebes is Hebe Salicfolia. This Hebe can grow to over 10 feet or 2 metres in height.
A long flowering pink Hebe - Marjorie is a mid sized plant which makes a wonderful background for summer annuals in a flower border.
Hebe (Evergreen Veronica) is an easy to grow flowering evergreen shrub native to New Zealand and South America.
Hebe plants come in many sizes ranging from dwarf shrubs, suitable for planting in patio pots and rockeries, to large hebe plants that are perfect for planting in a large garden.
Many varieties of Hebe flower throughout summer and autumn - some varieties of Hebe flower during the winter.
Although mostly hardy, a cold English winter can kill some types of Hebe plants.
Hebes especially need to be protected from strong winds. The variegated-leafed Hebes seem to be amongst those most affected by cold winds and wintery weather.
Hebes are easy to propagate from cuttings.
The flowers on a Hebe shrub are small and grouped together in spikes. The colours of Hebe flowers range from white through pink, blue, lilac and purple to bright crimsons.
The leaves provide attractive year round foliage with different colours including silver and green, grey, violet, burgundy, bronze and red.
This delightful shrub has flowers which will attract butterflies and bees to your garden.
A Hebe is a good all year round foliage plant. Its flowers can provide colour throughout all growing seasons.
Grown in mixed plantings of summer annuals the flowers of a Hebe add to the floral display whilst the shape and form of the bush give a sense of stability.
Hebe can be grown as an informal hedge - but if clipped back too hard it will not produce so many flowers.
The smaller hebes make good ground cover plants or add interest to a rockery.
A Hebe should be planted in a well drained soil and, if possible, in a position protected from wind.
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How to grow Hebe an evergreen flowering shrub