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Hebe Plants For Sale

The Plant Company is New Zealand’s number one supplier of plants and garden accessories – we’re here to help you breathe life into your dream garden. We have the best Hebe Plants for sale, a fantastic range, and we can ship them to you fast! Browse our range of New Zealand-grown plants for sale and add some of our amazing gems to your garden.

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Hebe speciosa, Hebe Albicans, and Hebe Salicifolia – Best In NZ!

Growing colourful, NZ-native Hebes in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have the largest variety of Hebe plants, including Hebe speciosa, albicans, salicifolia, and Red Edge, as well as Hebes for hedging. Our plants have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We grow and stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them locally, and from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Hebe plants, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Hebe Questions

1. What is the lifespan of a Hebe plant?

The lifespan of a Hebe plant varies depending on the species and variety, but most live for 5-10 years. They can live longer, up to 20 years or more, with proper care.

2. Where is the best place to plant Hebes?

The best place to plant hebes is in a sunny spot with well-drained soil. They can tolerate some shade, but they will flower best in full sun. Hebes are also tolerant of poor soil and drought, but they will grow best in fertile, moist soil.

3. Where are Hebes best used?

Here are some specific ideas for where to use Hebes in your garden:

4. What is the Maori name for Hebe?

The Māori name for Hebe is kōkōmuka. It is a common name for several species of Hebe, including Hebe salicifolia, Hebe stricta, and Hebe elliptica. Māori used the plants medicine, food, and dye. The leaves and bark of kōkōmuka were used to make a medicinal tea that was used to treat diarrhoea, stomach aches, and other ailments. The leaves were also used to make a food dye that was used to colour food and clothing.

Here are some other Māori names for Hebe species:

5. Do Hebes lose their leaves in winter?

Hebes are evergreen plants, so they do not typically lose their leaves in winter. However, they may experience some leaf drop in cold climates or during periods of drought. Additionally, young plants may be more susceptible to leaf drop in winter than mature plants.

6. How do I stop my Hebes from going woody?

One of the best things you can do to prevent your Hebes from going woody is to prune them regularly. This will encourage new growth from the base of the plant and help to keep it looking bushy and compact.

Prune your Hebe in the spring, after they have finished flowering. Remove any dead or dying wood, as well as any stems that are crossing or rubbing against each other. You should aim to cut back the overall size of the plant by up to a third.

7. Why is my Hebe dying?

There are a number of reasons why your hebe may be dying. Here are some of the most common causes:

8. Are all Hebes native to New Zealand?

Not all Hebes are native to New Zealand. While New Zealand is home to the largest genus of Hebes, with over 90 species found there, some Hebes are also found in other parts of the world, including Australia, South America, and the Falkland Islands.

Here is a breakdown of the distribution of Hebes species by region:

It is important to note that the distribution of Hebes species is still being studied, and new discoveries may be made in the future. However, it is clear that New Zealand is the genus's center of diversity, with the vast majority of species found there.

9. Do you need to prune a Hebe?

Whether or not you need to prune a Hebe depends on a few factors, such as its variety, age, and overall health. Generally, Hebes don't require heavy pruning, but they can benefit from a light trim every year or two. This will help maintain their shape, encourage bushier growth, and promote blooming. Here's a quick guide:

10. How do I stop my hebe from getting leggy?

There are a few ways to stop your Hebe from getting leggy:

11. Why isn't my hebe flowering?

There can be several reasons why your Hebe isn't flowering, from improper sunlight and pruning to nutrient deficiencies and even the specific variety you have. Some possible causes include:




Other factors:

12. Where can I get good advice on Hebe care?

The Plant Company has produced a suite of short articles that cover everything you could want to know about Hebe care and everything you would want to know about growing Hebes. They are well worth the read!

13. Where can I get good advice on trimming a Hebe?

The Plant Company has produced a suite of short articles that cover everything you could want to know about Hebe hedges and trimming individual plants. How far apart to plant them, how to trim them, and more is covered and they are well worth the read!

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