Hebe | Rating: 3 votes | Print / Pdf

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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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.5 - 0.7
Spread [m]
  • 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • Varies
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • seed
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Varies
Heat zone
  • Varies
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Neighbour repellant
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