Hebe hulkeana

Hebe hulkeana photographed by Chris Gill at Conway River Gorge, South Island, New Zealand

Hebe hulkeana is asprawling, evergreen shrub, reaching about 20 in (50 cm) high, and 60 in (150 cm) across. The spear-shaped leaves are dark shiny green; the edges red and serrated. The stems are minutely hairy. Lilac flowers in spectacular large sprays, spring.

It is found in the eastern side of the South Island, in Marlborough and North Canterbury, in cliffs and rocks. It needs a sunny, well-drained, airy position, to perform well, as it is susceptible to downy mildew.

Hardiness = H4     UK Availability = 2

Hebes G  Hebes H  Hebes I

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