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HEBE rakaiensis

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, 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

HEBE rakaiensis

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022

 

  • 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)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • 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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