Hebe raoulii

Hebe raoulii photographed by Chris Gill

Hebe raoulii (syn Heliohebe raoulii) is a bushy or decumbent straggling small, much branched, evergreen shrub. The small, green, spoon-shaped leaves, are 0.8–1.2 in (2–3 cm) long. The edges are red-edge and serrated. The flowers are lilac-pink to white, late spring.

This hebe is found in rocky places in the drier mountains of Marlborough and Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand. In cultivation in the UK Hebe raoulii is hardy, and needs to be grown in sunny open conditions as it is very susceptible to downy mildew.

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