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Hebe - 'Red Edge' (Hebe)

Hebe - 'Red Edge' (Hebe)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Grey Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Hebe Description

Hebe 'Red Edge' is a lowerer growing variety that is ideally suited to front of border planting in a mixed or shrub border. Red Edge is grown more for its low spreading habit and succulent silver gray and red edged leaves. It also bears rather indistinct white blossom during the summer months.

Hebe - Cultivation Notes

Hebe is an attractive and versatile shrub that will flourish in a most soils in full or part sun. There is a Hebe for most locations, just avoid a exposed, wet soils in full shade. When planting Hebe 'Red Edge' always dig a generous planting pit and dig in plentiful organic matter and water in generously.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Hebe:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Hebe:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
sun loving drought tolerant plants
plants for winter interest
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Common Missspellings: Heebe, Hebee, Hebbe, Hybe, Hibe, Heebee, Haybe, Herbe

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