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Hebe spp.


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Scientific Name Hebe spp.
Principal Common Name Hebe
Common Name(s) Whipcord
Description An evergreen shrub related to Veronica with opposite leaves, great form and good summer flower display. Flower color ranging from white to pink to blue to all shades of purple.
General Comments All do best in cool-summer with mild winters. Requires very well drained soil or is subject to root rot. Largest plant group native to New Zealand with over 90 species from diverse habitats.
Nativity New Zealand, South America, New Guinea
Height Range 2 - 20 FT
Spread Range 2 - 15 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b
Leaf Color Dark Green
Leaf Texture Round : Shiny
Form Shrub : Tree
Flower Color Blue : Lavender : Pink : Purple : White
Flower Time Spring : Summer : Fall : Winter
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Evergreen : Flower : Foliage : Form : Seaside tolerant

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