Hebe topiaria

Hebe topiaria
Hebe topiaria 
topiarist's hebe
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.2-0.4m
USUAL WIDTH 0.6-1.3m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES blue-green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME June - June
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
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Hebe - veronica is a genus of evergreen shrubs or even small trees native to New Zealand. They thrive in its naturally humid climate and mild winters so if we want to grow some its species in Central European continental climate we must carefully choose those which have proved hardy and have adapted to our drier conditions. Those are usually species with small, and often glaucous foliage. We offer a wider range of hebes hardy to USDA zone 6, only a few have survived temperatures lower than -24°C (e.g. hebe ochracea).

Topiarist's hebe is a low, mounding, evergreen shrub with pale green, small, ovate to elliptic leaves and terminal clusters of small, white flowers. It grows slowly to medium fast, spreading outwards, forming a neat cushion. It needs no or very little pruning. It can be clipped in early spring after all frosts or after flowering in early summer.

Hebes need very well-drained but constantly moist, poor or medium fertile soil that is anything from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. It needs good mulching at all times. They are hardy on sites sheltered from strong, drying winds, and tender species should be protected from direct winter sunlight. Hardy to about -24°C (USDA zone 6) and should the temperature drop lower protect them with fir branches or white woven. water well before frost.

Last update 11-03-2013; 15-12-2019
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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