Hebe

Hebe 'Red Edge'

Hebe - Hebe  'Red Edge'

Common Name: Hebe
Genus: Hebe
Cultivar: 'Red Edge'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Makes a good hedge

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, White, Lilac
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver, RedFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Lilac-blue summer flowers appear on short spikes fading to white among grey-green leaves with narrow red margins and veining when young. This small spreading evergreen shrub makes an attractive low informal hedge or edging plant for a mixed border. In an urban or coastal site it needs protection from cold drying winds.

  • Garden care: Needs minimal pruning. Remove misplaced or frost damaged branches in late spring.


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