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Asked by
wellsify on
October 24, 2012

Q. Will Hebe Pinguifolia Grow ‘Well’ In the West Indies?

Will Hebe pinguifolia grow well in the West Indies?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 24, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

I don't see why not. Many of these plants are native to New Zealand, which isn't too different climate wise. This article should help with its general care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hebe/hebe-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 14, 2013

Q. Hebe

We have all different types of hebes; and I’m not sure why, but they don’t seem to be thriving. They do get watered at least twice a week and are in ok soil. We have fertilized them. There are two that seem to be ok, but two others have died and the other five look really ‘sad’. They get full sun in the morning and afternoon. They seem to have brown leaves in the bottom middle of the plant that easily come off (look like they are dead). Any advice?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 16, 2013
Certified Expert
A.

Here is more information on growing and caring for hebe plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hebe/hebe-shrubs.htm

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Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
January 14, 2013
A.

Hebe’s require good drainage. They do not like winter cold, although some are more frost-hardy than others. In general, the bigger leaved varieties are more tender, so they appreciate a sheltered location close to a house or protected by a larger tree or shrub. Planting them in the spring, rather than the fall, gives them time to root in and get established before the winter cold season. Protection from wind also helps them thrive.

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Asked by
kath.english on
January 13, 2014

Q. How to look after baby hebes

I have 3 baby hebes. I have potted them and placed them in the greenhouse. Although not heated, they are growing but have have some brown leaves on them. Do I cut these off or leave them on until the spring?

Answered by
Heather on
January 14, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

I would leave the brown leaves for now. They will not hurt anything and cutting them away in the winter can cause the plant issues. You can remove them in the spring.

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Asked by
moodycow on
October 8, 2014

Q. Is it safe to plant out a potted Hebe in the garden in october

Plant about 18 inches high with lots of buds unfurling.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
October 9, 2014
A.

Accepted practice is to plant these in the garden in the spring. However, there are many varieties, so I don't know about the hardiness of yours. You might want to access the local Master Gardener organization. They have loads of information and assistance available for home gardeners. This link will help you locate the nearest group:

http://mastergardeners.org.uk/get-involved/find-your-nearest-master-gardener/
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hebe/hebe-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
rayner466 on
April 6, 2015

Q. planting a hebe shrub near foundation

Can I plant a hebe shrub near a house foundation? I have been told not to plant near my house wall because the roots will get into the foundations. Is there a root problem with hebes? I live in Woore, Cheshire.

Answered by
shelley on
April 6, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Hebe shrubs would make a good foundation shrub. I found nothing in my research to indicate otherwise.

I am going to recommend the following article which discusses foundation planting:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/foundation-plants.htm

For more information on growing hebe shrubs, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hebe/hebe-shrubs.htm

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Asked by
diseablue on
September 9, 2015
North victoria AUS

Q. Hebe not flowering

I planted 30 hebes last year – Annie’s Winter Wonder. They never flowered last year and do not look like flowering this spring either.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 10, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

You could have excess Nitrogen in the soil, this will inhibit flowering.
You can try adding a Phosphorous rich fertilizer such as Bone Meal.
Refresh yourself of the care requirements with the link below.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hebe/hebe-shrubs.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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