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HEBE albicans 'Red Edge'

Commonly known as Shrubby veronica

Dense blue-grey leaves margined red in winter. Lilac-white flowers
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Available autumn 2020 -
individually £11.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

  • Evergreen - oval 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.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • 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
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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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