AWARD

HEBE 'Caledonia'

Commonly known as Shrubby veronica

Red tinted young leaves and spikes of violet flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves to 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Violet flowers
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • 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, rounded 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 'Caledonia'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Makes a decorative container plant. Wildlife plant - insects. Requires little pruning. Good for coastal exposure and pollution
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, leaf spot, Phytophthora root rot, downy mildew
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    Axillary spikes to 5cm (2in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suits a mixed or shrub border
    Patio / pot plants
    Suitable for small gardens
  • 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.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Poor or moderately fertile
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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Hebe - Growing Guide
60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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