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HEBE rakiensis

Commonly known as Shrubby veronica

Dense shrub from New Zealand with bright green leaves and white flowers in profusion in mid-summer
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - glossy, elliptic leaves to 2cm (¾in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 1m (39in)
  • Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - rounded. Large flowers.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, downy mildew, Phytophthora root rot.
  • Place of origin - New Zealand(South Island).
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - axillary racemes to 4cm (1½in) long
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - poor to moderately fertile
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
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Hebe - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2m (4ft)
 

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