Hebe- Modest, evergreen shrubs; some resemble conifers.

Situation:

In borders, in rock gardens or on low walls. The plants require sun and occasionally some shelter.

Soil:

Porous, sandy soil is best.

Propagation:

From cuttings taken in winter.

Hebe armstrongii: Height 30-60 cm; small white flowers in early to mid summer. Fan-shaped and branching, the tiny, scale-shaped leaves, 2 mm across, grow close to the twigs. The colour is bronze green.

Hebe buxifolia: Height 30 cm; dense white flower-spikes, 3 cm long, in summer months. The small, evergreen leaves overlap like roof tiles and resemble the foliage of Buxus. Hebe cupressoides: Height 25 cm; pale-blue or white flowers in summer months. The foliage resembles that of a small cypress. Sensitive to frost.

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