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Hebe 'Great Orme' - .

Common Name Great Orme Hebe
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild.
Range A garden hybrid of uncertain origin[200].
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Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Hebe


Hebe

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Hebe 'Great Orme' is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 1.2 m (4ft in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf all year, in flower from August to September. 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 cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil and can tolerate drought. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Ground Cover; Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Hedge  Hedge

Can be used as a hedge in maritime areas, it is very resistant to salt winds[200]. Attractive flowers.

Special Uses

Ground cover  Hedge  Hedge

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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, but is somewhat drought tolerant when established[190]. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution and maritime exposure[200]. Plants are hardy to about -10°c. They grow well in a dry border in an Essex garden[190]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. Tolerant of pruning, plants can be cut back into old wood if required[188]. Closely related to H. 'Carnea'[200]. This species is very easy to transplant and, with care, it can even be moved when in flower. 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. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. This species is a hybrid and will not breed true from seed. Cuttings of half ripe wood, 3 - 5cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Cuttings of mature wood, late autumn or winter in a frame.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Hebe brachysiphon Shrub2.0 6-9 FLMHNM00 
Hebe dieffenbachii Shrub1.2 8-11  LMHSNM002
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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Derek   Wed Oct 15 2008

I have found lots of self set seedings in the gravel around the plant. These seedlings grow on well when transferd to 3" pots.

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