Hebe Rhubarb & Custard

10.99

0.6m ht and 0.6m sp

5-10 years until maturity

‘Rhubarb and Custard’ is a compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with small, glossy, oval, pink-flushed, dark green leaves with irregular cream to pale yellow margins. Leaf tips and margins turn deep reddish-pink in cold weather. Compact, dense, racemes of violet flowers bloom in late spring and early summer.

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Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Flower

Violet in Spring; Violet in Summer

Foliage

Flushed red in Winter; Cream, Variegated, Flushed pink, Dark-green in All seasons

HOW TO CARE

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Tortrix moth

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

If pruned immediately after flowering, may produce a second flush of flowers later in the season.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings

WHERE TO GROW

Hebe 'Rhubarb and Custard' (Hebe 'Rhubarb and Custard') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Tolerates some pollution. Protect in winter in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Flower

Violet in Spring; Violet in Summer

Foliage

Flushed red in Winter; Cream, Variegated, Flushed pink, Dark-green in All seasons

HOW TO CARE

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Tortrix moth

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

If pruned immediately after flowering, may produce a second flush of flowers later in the season.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings

WHERE TO GROW

Hebe ‘Rhubarb and Custard’ (Hebe ‘Rhubarb and Custard’) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained or well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Tolerates some pollution. Protect in winter in cold areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered