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HEBE 'Wiri Image'

Commonly known as Shrubby veronica

Racemes of violet flowers and pale green shoots
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - lance-shaped leaves 2-5cm (1-2in) long with an upright habit.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - violet
  • Height - to 1m (39in) plus
  • Spread - .75m (30in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - flowers fade with age.
  • 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. New Zealand. 1982. Jack Hobbs, Auckland Regional Botanic Garden.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Lanceolate - 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
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - poor to moderately fertile
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
Hebe - Growing Guide
to 1m (39in) plus
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  .75m (30in)

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