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GG123GG123 Posts: 1
Hi there! Does anyone know what this plant is? It also seems quite overgrown and wondered if I could cut the whole thing back as it seems to be sprouting at the base. 

Any information would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,179
    edited October 2021
    It looks like a type of hebe, but l'm not sure of the variety. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    One of the Hebes. There are loads though. 
    Unfortunately, some of them don't take too kindly to being cut back hard. They do best when pruned after flowering each year, and just taken back a little bit each time. 

    It's not the best time to do it as we approach winter, but you could try it though, if you aren't too worried about it not responding well. In warmer, drier areas it's less of a problem so it depends whereabouts you live too  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hi - likely Hebe albicans.

    As Fairygirl says, they don't really like overall radical haircuts. Maybe the best thing to do is to trace the overhanging branches back to the base, and thin them out, rather than trimming everything all over. I would wait until spring, myself.
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