Hebe Plants

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  1. Hebe Cutting
  2. Will Hebe Pinguifolia Grow ‘Well’ In the West Indies?
  3. Hebe
  4. How to look after baby hebes
  5. Is it safe to plant out a potted Hebe in the garden in october
  6. planting a hebe shrub near foundation
  7. Hebe not flowering
Asked by Anonymous on August 14, 2011
Hebe Cutting

When is the best time to do a hebe cutting? Also, when is it save to dig up a conifer so it can be relocated?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Cuttings of hebe should be taken in summer.

Most transplanting of conifers can be done in either spring or fall.

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Asked by wellsify on October 24, 2012
Will Hebe Pinguifolia Grow ‘Well’ in the West Indies?

Will Hebe pinguifolia grow well in the West Indies?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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AnnsGreeneHaus

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
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?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
Is It Safe to Plant Out a Potted Hebe in the Garden in October

Plant about 18 inches high with lots of buds unfurling.

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theficuswrangler

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
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.

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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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