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Hebe albicans (Hebe)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Light green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Hebe albicans - Cultivation Notes

Hebe is an attractive and versatile shrub that tolerates a variety of soils just as long as they are not to wet. Ideally plant in full or part sun in a sheltered spot. Don't be put off by the ubiquity of this no fuss shrub; the reason gardeners like Hebes is because they are reliable and the look great. There is a Hebe for most locations, just avoid a exposed, wet soils in full shade.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Hebe albicans:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

Design & Plant Use for Hebe albicans:

  • Compact evergreen plant suitable for container planting
  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest

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