The Hebe develops like a shrub. Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. This plant in the summer assumes a purple colouring; it is small in size and can reach 70 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter.
For a balanced development of the The Hebe it is advisable to locate it in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. During the spring the The Hebe can't stand the cold weather; should the climate be particularly harsh, with minimum night-time temperatures some degrees below zero, let's cover our plant with non-woven fabric.During the winter months we can cover a portion of the soil near the roots with dry leaves or other mulch tissue; in this manner we will protect the plant from the harsh climate.
Letís water these plants only when the substratum is clearly dry using 1-2 buckets of water ; during this period of the year we should intervene every 2-3 weeks , or even less if the weather is rainy. Concerning those specimens grown in vases, let's remember that usually they need more watering, compared to the same shrubs placed in the ground. Moreover, they are often more sensible to temperatures, either very high or very low, and to radical apparatus diseases.
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
These shrubs favour a soft and deep, but well drained soil.
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.