I love a good Hebe, but I do find a few of them to get either too ugly, too big, or too scraggly over time.
It is easy to get seduced by Hebes in 4" pots at the nursery. They are so inexpensive and cute. You never realize that some of them get so tall or that even the short ones can be 5' across.
My current dilemma is Hebe cupressoides. I'm beginning to wonder if it is past it's prime?!? After my recent bout of Laurel removal, I'm looking at things with a little more critical eye.
I have had terrible luck trimming Hebes back (sorry Hebe anamala - I loved you so) and I wonder if they just have a finite lifespan in the garden. Perhaps it's just the long summer getting to it?
Should it stay or should it go...???
|Hebe cupressoides looking better in early summer 2013|
|Is it just end of summer raggedness?|