Are hebes hardy plants?

Hebes are very versatile plants and are known for their many excellent benefits. For instance, hebes need very little care and carry beautiful flowers every summer. They come in all different shapes and sizes. One of their most important characteristics is their hardiness. Hebes can easily survive long and cold winters, a talent they got from their ancestors that had to stay high up in the mountains. Looking for the perfect hebe to add to your garden? Here, you'll find all the information you need on the fantastic traits our hebes have. Looking to buy a hebe? Visit Garden Beauty's online shop!

Evergreen hebes

Not only do hebes live through the colder seasons, but they also stay evergreen! Their leaves stay young and healthy all year round, making them great additions to any garden. Since the hebe was first discovered, we've grown them into all kinds of amazing hebe varieties. Nowadays, hebes come in different sizes and heights, as well as different bloom colours and even different leaf types. Since hebes are evergreen, they're also frequently used as hedge plants. Since hebes can grow from 30 up to 79 inches depending on the type, picking the right hebe for your garden is very important.

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Help your hebes get through the winter

Hebes are very hardy plants and usually require little to no care. There are still some things to do that'll help your hebe survive tough times. Want to know more about how to look after your hebes? We've put together some do's and don'ts when it comes to caring for a hebe in winter!

Do:

  • Make sure your hebes live in well-drained soil. This will protect their roots and keep them healthier.
  • Prune your hebes before the cold hits. This will give them plenty of time to heal from the pruning wounds.
  • Plant your hebe in a sunny spot. Hebes adore sunlight.

Don't:

  • Keep your hebes in soggy soil. This can freeze their roots during the winter and make them prone to root rot.
  • Fertilize your hebes too often. This can heavily damage their roots, especially when it's cold outside and your hebes go into their "hibernation phase".
  • Prune your hebes too late. Pruning leave wounds and cuts tend to not heal well during winter. This can make them more vulnerable to disease and parasites.

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More about how to care for hebes

After you've bought your peat-free grown plants from Garden Beauty, we want you to take care of them the right way. We've put together an aftercare page to keep our customers aware of the care their new plants need. Hebes are low-maintenance plants, although they require some primary care. Please check our aftercare advice page to find out their preferred location, watering and fertilizing. 

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