Hebe ‘Boscawenii’

Hebe ‘Boscawenii’ photographed at The Quinta Arboretum, Swettenham, Cheshire, UK

Hebe ‘Boscawenii’ is a low-growing, evergreen shrub, reaching about 15 in (40 cm). The light brown branchlets and small shiny green leaves, up to 0.5 in (1.2 cm) long, form a nice contrast. The flowers are light mauve, and appear in early summer.

Its origin is not known, but this hebe is named after Canon Boscawen (c 1862–1939) of Penzance, Cornwall. This hebe cultivar is tender in the UK, and therefore suitable just for coastal gardens.

Hebes A  Hebes B  Hebes C

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