Colorful Evergreen Foliage
(Hebe) Hebes are great little evergreen shrubs that display colorful foliage year-round in milder climate zones 8-10. The mounded compact habit of Hebe fits well in the mixed border or in a decorative pot on the patio. Enjoy this colorful, deer resistant shrub as an annual in northern climates and plant in containers or in a sheltered location for season long color. Hebe requires well-drained soil and good air circulation in a full sun location. Pruning is seldom needed but may be trimmed after the summer blooms are spent. Planting Hebe in the spring rather than the fall will give the shrub time to root and establish itself before the winter cold season.