Can anyone recommend an easy to grow, low maintenance evergreen shrub for a half barrel container, ideally that attracts bees, etc?
Hebe genus. These are herbaceous perennials and shrubs. Hebes are evergreen shrubs with neat, attractive leaves and which will often produce very showy flowers which will bloom in the summer. They produce abundant spikes of small flowers which range from white, pink, violet or blue from summer to the autumn season. Grown for their flowers and foliage. Grows well in coastal areas. Smaller species and cultivars are good for rock gardens. Fully to half hardy. Requires full sun and well drained soil. Growth may be restricted, or leggy plants tidied by cutting back in spring. Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs
Grown for their often dense spikes, panicles or racemes of flowers and their foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.
Growth may be restricted, or leggy plants tidied. by cutting back in spring.
Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Prone to root rot and aphids.
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