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Hebe cuttings

West Somerset, England Eng

My daughter has a beautiful purple Hebe, and I would like to take cuttings from it. Please does anyone know how and when to do this?



You could try semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in late summer/autumn according to my reference book.

4 Jun, 2008


I usually take cuttings from most plants and shrubs about late July. About five inches and take off a few of the leaves then sink that into the pot and water well. Let it dry out a little so that they don't get too wet and then water again. Hebes are usually quite easy to take cuttings from. Lindak

5 Jun, 2008


Thanks - I shall try both methods! My daughter is not a gardener, and will not mind if I remove pieces of her shrub several times... I wish I could dig the whole thing up but its growing position would make that impossible.

5 Jun, 2008


Hi Spritz! Andrea asked about this back in January, and got lots of replies (yourself and I included). You might want to check this out. Type "hebe cuttings" in the search box, click the questions tab and it is the first one on the list - and Good Luck with this!

5 Jun, 2008


Thanks, David. I'd forgotten about that question. I did however remember to cut one of my Hebes back as an experiment last month. It hasn't died! - yet. I didn't take cuttings as the time wasn't right. I'll have to add a note on 'my calendar', or I'll never remember.

6 Jun, 2008

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