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Hebe Query

AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,640
edited April 2020 in Plants
A neighbour has asked me for advice regarding this plant. Apparently it has tiny leaves and is shooting from the base. I know what my advice is going to be (cut it back to the base). However, my query is -  he says it is a hebe. 
Can anyone tell me please which variety or type it is ? If it isn't a hebe, any ideas as to what it could be ?
Many thanks

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,710
    Doesn't look like any Hebe I know.
    Agree with you...cut all dead back...wait to see what happens.
    Then add new pics, so we can see what it might be.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,640
    Thanks @Silver surfer, l will ask him to do that  :)
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,640
    @Silversurfer , he has sent me some new photos. He has cut the one back and left the other one. He still thinks it is a hebe. I was inclined towards Gaura, but he doesn't think he's bought any of those (could have been wrongly labelled of course).



  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,710
    AnniD said:
    @Silversurfer , he has sent me some new photos. He has cut the one back and left the other one. He still thinks it is a hebe. I was inclined towards Gaura, but he doesn't think he's bought any of those (could have been wrongly labelled of course).



    Goodness what a difference.
    Time to cut the other one back as well.

    I don't believe it is right for Hebe...but at this stage I cannot offer opinion on a shrubby Gaura.  I have grown perennial Gaura lindleyana....The foliage on these dies back to the ground in the winter. But  I never seen or grown  a woody/shrubby one. Mystery bush is definitely very woody.
    Hopefully others may be able to help.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532
    Definitely not hebe.  I've tried cutting back mature hebes that were getting too big for their boots, and you don't get those little green sprouts near the base.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,125
    My first thought was fuchsia. There are some with reddish variegation.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,640
    edited July 2020
    @Silver surfer (or anyone !) I asked if he would send me some up to date photos and here are the results. I'm pretty sure they are Gaura ?




  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,640
    @Silver surfer, neighbour has got back to me. He has gone through all his plant labels and hey presto,  found 2 for Gaura.  He didn't say which one, but that'll do for me  :)
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