AWARD

HEBE albicans 'Red Edge'

Commonly known as Shrubby veronica

Dense blue-grey leaves margined red in winter. Lilac-white flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves to 2cm (¾in) long.
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Lilac white
  • Height
    45cm (18in)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Compact, mound forming shrub.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

HEBE albicans 'Red Edge'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, leaf spot, downy mildew, Phytophthora root rot.
    Place of origin
    Garden origin.UK. G. Hutchins. County Park Nursery. Essex.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Short, terminal racemes to 3cm (1¼in) long
    Tubular
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Prefers poor to moderately fertile
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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Hebe - Growing Guide
45cm (18in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  60cm (24in)
 

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