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Hebe 'Great Orme' - .

Common Name
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild.
Range A garden hybrid of uncertain origin[200].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
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 12-Jan It is in flower from Aug 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.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Ground Cover; Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Hedge;  Hedge.

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

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].

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

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Readers comment

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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