Cultivation: Grow in moderately fertile, moist soil in full sun or partial shade. Can be invasive so site with care.
Propagation: Propagate by division of fleshy roots in spring. Propagate by root cuttings in early winter. Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in autumn or spring.
Pruning: Cut back after flowering to encourage neat, young foliage
Hebe Plant, Propagated at the Windmill Community Gardens in Margate.
Cultivation: Grows well in poor to moderately fertile soil in sun or partials shade with protection from cold, drying winds. Tolerant of some pollution and can also be grown in a cool glasshouse in a loam-based compost with shade from hot sun
Propagation: Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe. Cultivars will not come true. Root semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or autumn with added bottom heatSuggested planting locations and garden types: Flower borders and beds Banks and Slopes Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pests: Aphids may be a problem
Diseases: A leaf spot and a downy mildew may be a problemBack to the shop
Jostaberry is a cross between a blackcurrant and gooseberries. It forms a very vigorous spineless shrub, growing up to 1.8-2m tall and a similar size across, and is self fertile so only one need be grown. The fruits are larger than a blackcurrant and are dark reddish black in colour. These are more like a gooseberry when slightly unripe, but similar to a sweetish blackcurrant when fully ripe in late July, early August.Jostaberry bushes begin to crop well after two years, and up to 4-5kg fruit per bush is possible. Grows best in well-drained soil with lots of organic matter in full sun or partial shade. Plant from late autumn to mid-spring 1.5m apart. Prune in winter removing the oldest branches and clipping damaged or low hanging branches. Back to the shop