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hebe 'James Stirling'
Hebe 'James Stirling'
Hebe are evergreen shrubs or small trees, with paired, simple leaves and racemes or spikes of small, 4-lobed, tubular to salver-shaped flowers in summer and autumn
Plantaginaceae / Plantaginaceae
'James Stirling' is a dense, low, spreading evergreen dwarf shrub with bright ochre-coloured, scale-like leaves appressed to the stems, and small, white flowers in short axillary racemes from late spring
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Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Easy to grow in a moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Low Maintenance
Rock Garden Coastal
Pruning group 9
Can get aphids and tortrix moth
A leaf spot and a downy mildew may be a problem
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