HEBE 'Blue Gem'

Commonly known as Shrubby veronica, Shrubby veronica

Compact habit with mauve flowers
  • Evergreen
    4-ranked, fleshy, light to mid-green leaves 2.5-7cm (1-2¾in) long
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height
    1.3m (4½ft)
  • Spread
    1.3m (4½ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Spreading shrub. Produces flowers in dense, axillary racemes 5-8cm (2-3in) long
  • 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
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade

HEBE 'Blue Gem'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    H. x franciscana 'Blue Gem'. Syn. H. latifolia. Wildlife plant - insects. Can be used as an informal hedge
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, leaf spot, Phytophthora root rot, downy mildew
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suits a mixed or shrub border
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblanceolate
    (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
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Poor to moderately fertile
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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1.3m (4½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.3m (4½ft)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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