Boxleaf Hebe

Hebe odora

Upright, rounded, evergreen shrub with glossy, green, spear-shaped leaves edged in yellow. Spiky white blooms, tinged with mauve appear above the foliage in summer. Makes a lovely tall ground cover, clipped small hedge, or container speciman.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationHEE-bee buks-ih-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsRussian Sage (Perovskia); Artemisia (White Sage); False Heather (Cuphea): Coral Bells (Heuchera); Lilyturf (Liriope); New Zealand Flax (Phormium)

Provide well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Feed in early spring. For a semi-formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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