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Hebe ochracea 'James Stirling' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Dark Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Stem

Dark Yellow in

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

hebe 'James Stirling'

Family

Plantaginaceae


Hebe are evergreen shrubs or small trees, with paired, simple leaves and racemes or spikes of small, 4-lobed, tubular to salver-shaped flowers in summer and autumn

'James Stirling' is a dense, low, spreading evergreen dwarf shrub with bright ochre-coloured, scale-like leaves appressed to the stems, and small, white flowers in short axillary racemes from late spring

Synonym(s)

  • Hebe 'James Stirling'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Easy to grow in a moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds, Rock Garden, Low Maintenance or Coastal


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 9

Pests

Can get aphids and tortrix moth

Diseases

A leaf spot and a downy mildew may be a problem