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Hebe rakaiensis - (J.B.Armstr.)Ckn.

Common Name
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky places at low altitudes in South Island[184].
Range New Zealand.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Hebe rakaiensis


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Hebe rakaiensis

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Hebe rakaiensis is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 1.2 m (4ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower in May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Ground Cover; Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Hedge;  Hedge.

An excellent ground cover plant[182], though it takes about 2 years to form an effective cover[197]. Plants should be spaced about 60cm apart each way[208]. It can also be grown as a dwarf hedge, tolerating gentle clipping[182].

Cultivation details

Prefers a position in full sun, succeeding in most well-drained soils with some shelter from cold winds[200]. Dislikes very dry soils and water-logged soils. Tolerant of atmospheric pollution and maritime exposure[200]. Plants are hardy to about -15°c[184]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[200]. Plants of this species are often grown under the names of H. buxifolia or H. subalpina in British gardens[200]. This species is very easy to transplant and, with care, it can even be moved when in flower[200]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in spring. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Grow on the young plants for at least their first winter in a greenhouse and plant out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. It would probably be worthwhile giving some protection to the plant for its first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half ripe wood, 3 - 5cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up when roots are forming and keep in a frame or greenhouse for its first winter before planting out in late spring. Cuttings of mature wood, late autumn or winter in a frame.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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(J.B.Armstr.)Ckn.

Botanical References

200

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Readers comment

Tony Hayter   Fri Jan 4 2008

Hi If you look at http://www.hebesoc.org/books/books.htm you will find reviews of the six books on hebes. You might like to add one or more to your references to your hebe pages. I will add a link to you, http://www.hebesoc.org/links/links.htm#plants, since your website looks very useful. Tony (Secretary, Hebe Society)

Hebe Society The Hebe Society promotes the cultivation and conservation of hebes and other New Zealand native plants.

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