Hebe topiaria description
Creamy flowers in the summer.
Many Hebe’s have a bad habit of the foliage falling open, but this is really compact and forms solid, evergreen growth.
As the common name suggests, it can be used for topiary – it regenerates very well from old wood.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the front of a border, pathway, or low hedge.
Buy shrubs with confidence because this is trouble free and easy.
Common name: Topiarist’s Hebe.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
It grows slowly, and after many years it would fill a gap in the flower bed.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 50 cm.
Spread 100 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plant per square metre. (But it is slow growing so it will take up to 10 years to reach this size).
 Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.