Hebe Charming White

ive got a hebe charming white that I really like.  It's obviously very happy in its spot.  

Im looking for a dome shaped plant to repeat around the garden, and having been so taken with the hebe I'm thinking of trying it.  Trouble is that having it around the garden means coping with different conditions - from dry sun to damper partial shade.  Does anyone know how tolerant the hebe might be?

I thought i could have a go at cuttings to get the plants.  At least less costly then if they don't do well!  It'll be my first cuttings. Does anyone have any tips for cuttings from hebes?

finally I thought my soil was acid due to having happy rhodendrons and pieris. However the achillea and hebe are doing well (which I've since found out prefer alkali side of the spectrum) and my hydrangea zorro bought last year in blue is looking decidedly purple.  I guess I'm somewhere around neutral...? (Yeah, I know, get a tester - I'll get round to it one day....)

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  • Hi Verdun. Thanks for your help.  My soil is clay. Although im doing my best to improve the soil Im guessing the damper shadier side of the garden might be a stretch too far. I'm in no rush though so could do a cutting and try it in the worst spot; if it works do the others.

    my other thought was to use a pittosporum. You recommended Tom thumb to me a few years ago and I love it. Do they take easily from cuttings, do you know?

  • Ps has anyone got pittosporum golf ball?

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