Joy Creek Nursery

268-114D4   Hebe diosmifolia  

Hebe diosmifolia
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This woodland species comes from the North Island of New Zealand and is probably not reliably winter-hardy in the Pacific Northwest. Yet, Hebe diosmifolia, which was found by Richard Cunningham in 1833, has had a surprisingly long history as a garden plant. It received its specific name because it resembles the plant Diosma (Coleonema of gardens). Its leaves are rich green, narrowly lance-shaped, and are just shy of an inch in length. They line the stems in sets of four in an orderly fashion. The flower buds are violet but the emerging flowers turn white as they open. Young stems are green turning brown as they age.

Late spring.  28 in. x 3 ft.

White flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 8, 9, 10

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