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Hebe Magic Summer


Shrubby Veronica

Amazing colour changing foliage

The Magic Summer's distinction comes from its ever-changing colours throughout the year. The leaves and flowers change colour throughout the year depending on temperature and light levels. The colour pallet includes; green, bronze, white, pink, red, and purple play across the leaves and flowers, changing in response to temperature and light intensity come together in an enchanting blend that adds natural visual effects to any garden.


To bring out its most dramatic features, plant in a spot with plenty of sun and in well-drained soil.


If you are looking for a yearlong feature, plant in a hedge row. Being a compact plant, the Hebe Magic Summer also looks good in containers.

While the plant is low maintenance, do take care to protect from cold winds.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering June - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 55 cm - 70 cm
Plant width 55 cm - 70 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 40 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September