Hebe Albicans Red Edge

 

Hebe Albicans Red Edge. A spreading evergreen shrub with grey-green leaves, narrowly margined and veined red when young. Spikes of lilac-blue flowers fading to white in summer. Makes an attractive border addition.  Max Height 45cm. Max Spread 60cm. Flowers June to August.

 

 

Plant in well drained soil, does well in poor soil conditions. Shelter from cold drying winds. Full sun / partial shade. Frost hardy.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.