Hebe 'Blue Clouds'

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Hebe is a group of evergreen shrubs that are native to various parts of the world including French Polynesia, New Zealand and South America. Varieties range from small dwarf species to small trees. Often characterised by their flower spikes, hebe bloom during spring and summer and produce clusters of white, pink or purple flowers. Hebe is best grown in a sunny or partially shady spot that has well-drained soil. It’s very good for coastal gardens as it’s tolerant to salt spray. Hebe also make good groundcover and herbaceous border plants, making it a versatile garden specimen.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.7 - 1
Spread [m]
  • 1
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Pink or purple
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • seed
Growth habit
  • Bushy
  • Rounded
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z9-10
Heat zone
  • H10-9
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -7 - 4
Heat days
  • 120 - 180
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Neighbour repellant
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Coastal
  • City
  • Gravel garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Underplanting
  • Banks and slopes
  • Hedges and screens
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 10 years
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Hebe is a group of evergreen shrubs that are native to various parts of the world including French Polynesia, New Zealand and South America. Varieties range from small dwarf species to small trees. Often characterised by their flower spikes, hebe bloom during spring and summer and produce clusters of white, pink or purple flowers. Hebe is best grown in a sunny or partially shady spot that has well-drained soil. It’s very good for coastal gardens as it’s tolerant to salt spray. Hebe also make good groundcover and herbaceous border plants, making it a versatile garden specimen.

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