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Any idea what type of bush this is?

Tom AustTom Aust Posts: 3

This has been growing out of control for the last few years and I hav no idea what to do with it. Can I cut it right back and will it regrow?

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  • Tom AustTom Aust Posts: 3

    Sorry hope this works!

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,473

    one of the many hebes. Not sure which.

    Devon.
  • Robin23Robin23 Posts: 2

    Is it a Hebe?  If so, should be able to trim back once frosts well behind us.

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    R

  • Tom AustTom Aust Posts: 3

    Great thanks for your help.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,473

    they're a bit temperamental about being cut back hard.

    Unless you have to , I'd not.

    Devon.
  • Robin23Robin23 Posts: 2

    I agree.  Try a small bit if you need to and wait to see what happens. Any trimming will affect the natural shape.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198

    You could remove some lower branches completely and reduce it's width that way. As Hosta says - they can sometimes give up the ghost if cut back too far, although the smaller leaved varieties like that are usually tougher than the larger types. 

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  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,435

    Hebe 'Pagei' I think.

    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    Tom, snap!

    Here's a thread where Verdun has just given me advice about maintaining a hebe that might be useful: http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/tools-and-techniques/maintaining-a-hebe/962376.html

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  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    I did that - cut back too much and far too early - lost the darn thing this springimage

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