Hebe albicans 'Red Edge' Evergreen Flowering Hedge Plants Description
Hebe albicans 'Red Edge' is an attractive evergreen flowering plant to have in the garden, which makes an equally pretty low-growing hedge or standalone shrub. It's the perfect plant to draw attention, creating a dramatic focal point. It blooms profusely from late summer into late autumn with long, white tapered flower spikes tinged with lilac and is popular for both its unique and stunning flowers and its neat, compact foliage of green with undertones of blue-grey.
Hebe 'Red Edge' is a very compact shrub only growing to around 50cm in height and spread, so is perfect for ground cover or low-level hedging. When growing Hebe 'Red Edge' as a hedge, it looks its best when neatened up into a series of mounds or a rounded hedge rather than have hard edges imposed on it and can be left to its natural form or shaped when grown as a shrub. Either way, it's always eye-catching!
This lovely evergreen flowering hedge plant or shrub will, like most Hebe species, handle a variety of weather conditions and is an excellent choice for a coastal garden being tolerant of salt-laden air. Hebe albicans 'Red Edge' prefers sunny or partly shaded conditions and moist, well-drained soil. It will grow happily in either a sheltered or exposed location, but may need a little protection from fierce or cold winter winds. Initially Hebe 'Red Edge' is a little faster growing, however once it reaches maturity and its maximum height its growth slows considerably at which point this lovely Hebe becomes very low maintenance yet extremely rewarding.
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For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
. As a general pointer, smaller pots such as 2L pots can be planted anything from 2 up to 6 plants per metre (if planting in double staggered rows), dependant on the density of hedge desired and time you want to wait for fullness to be achieved.
Hebe Red Edge should be pruned in the growing season - or right at the end of the winter dormancy period. They should not be pruned in late Autumn - nor winter months.
Free delivery is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Standard Boxes (Bare roots up to 1.2m tall and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£7.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Tall Boxes (Bare roots 1.2m and over)||£14.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £350 incl VAT)||Orders of £350 and over - FREE|
|Pleached Trees (Specialist Delivery)||£450.00 delivery charge (orders up to £1500 incl VAT)||Orders of £1500 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.).
Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 3-7 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.
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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.
Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee
Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
Nominated Day Delivery
Choose a delivery day that suits you with our new Nominated Day Delivery option at checkout. Whilst our standard no signature delivery means you don't need to take time away from other committments to receive your order, we understand that there are times our customers want to make sure they are present to accept delivery, either to plant straight away or to store somewhere safe and out of the way until you're ready to plant.
For an additional fee, you can make sure that your order arrives on the exact day you want it. Please note that this is additional charge to all qualifying orders, including those above the free delivery threshold for Standard Delivery.
Our Nominated Day Delivery is available year-round on the weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays, excluding the day after any bank holiday.
Some products are sent direct from our suppliers and as such are not available for Nominated Day Delivery. These include:- Cell Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Hedging Screens- Premium Root Balls (250cm and above in height)- Turf
To book your Nominated Day Delivery for farther ahead than the 3 week window available online, please contact our Sales & Advice team to discuss your options.