Hebe

Hebe rakaiensis

Hebe - Hebe rakaiensis

Common Name: Hebe
Genus: Hebe
Species: rakaiensis

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.20 m (120 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

One of the most popular hebes, this has clusters of large white flowers in early and mid-summer and glossy fresh green leaves. This tough rounded evergreen shrub forms a neat hummock and will lend structure to a mixed border or oriental-style garden. It is salt and pollution tolerant and is therefore suitable for city or coastal gardens.

  • Garden care: Needs minimal pruning. Remove misplaced or frost damaged branches in late spring

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