Can You Prune a Hebe?


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Hebe can be pruned by cutting back branches to half their length after they bloom. The Hebe Society recommends spreading out the pruning of overgrown bushes over several months.

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Can You Prune a Hebe?
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Hebes are a group of evergreen shrubs from New Zealand. They come in a wide variety of leaf textures and colors, and they bear spiked flowers in white, pink, crimson, purple or blue. Hebes with small leaves are usually hardier than those with large leaves. They are best suited to areas with cool summers and mild winters, and they may need mulching with straw to survive in areas with harsher winters. Hebes tolerate a wide variety of soils, but they need good drainage and prefer full sun.

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