Best4Hedging stock a lovely range of Hebe hedging plants, two of which hold the esteemed RHS Award of Garden Merit. Hebes are great for informal hedging and garden borders. Their evergreen foliage makes them good ground cover and the pretty flowers that attract bees and butterflies make them suitable for wildlife gardens.
Hebe is the largest genus of plants in New Zealand (90 species in total), with research showing that an ancestor to the Hebe genus first arrived in New Zealand in the geological times, approximately 5 million years ago. The name Hebe comes from the Greek Goddess of youth, meaning the goddess of young people not the goddess of delaying the aging process!
The Hebe genus, commonly referred to as Veronica, is so well regarded their is a society in its honour. The Hebe Society promotes the cultivation and conservation of hebes and other New Zealand native plants. It is affiliated with the RHS and even distributes a quarterly magazine 'Hebe News'.
Best4hedging provide three different varieties of Hebe evergreen shrubs. With summer flowers ranging from white, pink, purple and red they are a wonderful addition to the garden and rich in nectar and pollen for pollinating insects.
Hebe Red Edge is a cross between Hebe albicans and Hebe pimeleoides. It is also known as Hebe albicans 'Red Edge'
Hebe Mrs Winder has long been established in UK gardens and is easily distinguished by its dark red and green foliage and bright violet flowers.
Hebe Sutherlandii was thought to be first cultivated in New Zealand before 1925 and is sometimes confused with Hebe topiaria.
View the full range of evergreen hedging plants form Best4Hedging.