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Hebe dieffenbachii - (Benth.)Ckn.&Allan.

Common Name
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness 8-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range New Zealand - Chatham Islands. Naturalized in south-west Britain.
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Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Half Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Hebe dieffenbachii


Hebe dieffenbachii

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Hebe dieffenbachii is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1.2 m (4ft) by 1.6 m (5ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 9. It is in leaf all year, in flower in May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

References

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Other Uses

Hedge  Hedge

Plants can be grown as a hedge in maritime areas[200]. Attractive flowers.

Special Uses

Food Forest  Hedge  Hedge

References

Cultivation details

Prefers a position in full sun, succeeding in most well-drained soils with some shelter from cold winds[200]. Dislikes very dry soils and water-logged soils. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution and maritime exposure[200]. Not very cold-hardy, it tolerates temperatures down to at least -5°c,and only succeeds outdoors in the mildest areas of the country. It grows well in maritime areas[200]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. This species is very easy to transplant and, with care, it can even be moved when in flower[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. In garden design, as well as the above-ground architecture of a plant, root structure considerations help in choosing plants that work together for their optimal soil requirements including nutrients and water. The root pattern is clumping, giving the plant a clumping habit. The predictable growth behaviour makes it easier to maintain without having to apply containment methods[2-1].

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Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in spring. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Grow on the young plants for at least their first winter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. It would probably be worthwhile giving some protection to the plant for its first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half ripe wood, 3 - 5cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up when roots are forming and keep in a frame or greenhouse for its first winter before planting out in late spring. Cuttings of mature wood, late autumn or winter in a frame.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Hebe brachysiphon Shrub2.0 6-9 FLMHNM00 
Hebe 'Great Orme'Great Orme HebeShrub1.5 5-9  LMHNM003
Hebe rakaiensis Shrub1.0 5-9  LMHNM003
Hebe salicifolia Shrub4.5 6-9  LMNM013
Hebe speciosaNew Zealand hebeShrub1.5 6-9  LMNM002
Hebe x franciscanaHebeShrub2.5 9-11 SLMSNM003
Indigofera hebepetala Shrub1.2 7-10  LMNM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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