Hebe 'NEW ZEALAND'

Hebe
Hebe 'NEW ZEALAND'
hebe, veronica
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 0.5-1m
USUAL WIDTH 0.6-1.3m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE acidic (peaty) to neutral
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
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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New Zealand hebe (veronica) is a non-flowering hebe hebe odora hybrid, hardier than its parent. It has small, rich emerald green, evergreen leaves on erect branches. The plant forms a neat cushion of a sharp, dome-shaped outline, and can be lightly clipped or shaped in early spring after all frosts. It grows faster than other species and may be used for informal, low hedges, or in mixed borders or large rockeries.

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 originate in New Zealand i.e. a country with high air humidity and mild winters, therefore we choose only the hardies species and varieties for our climate. They are commonly distinguished by small leaves and dwarf growth.

They are hardy on sites sheltered from strong, drying winds, and some need to be hidden from direct winter sunlight. New Zealand hebe proved hardy to -25°C (USDA zone 6) without any harm, keeping its fresh, lush green colour even on the coldest days. Should the temperature drop lower you can protect them with fir branches or white woven in colder regions. Adult hebes usually regenerate readily after harsh winter damage if they are well-established.

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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