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Hebe brachysiphon - Summerh.

Common Name
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range New Zealand. Naturalized in the Scilly Isles.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Hebe brachysiphon


Hebe brachysiphon

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Hebe brachysiphon is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft) by 2 m (6ft) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jul to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. 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. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Hedge;  Hedge.

A very good hedge for maritime areas but the plants are apt to become leggy[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. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution and maritime exposure[200]. Hardy to about -10°c, this is one of the hardiest members of the genus[11]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. Does not like being pruned back into old wood. Sometimes confused in cultivation with the closely related H. traversii[182]. 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].

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.

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

mikayla   Sat May 20 2006

It doesnt tell much info about seed dispersal and pollination

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