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Hebe diosmifolia, is an attractive evergreen shrub native to New Zealand. 



  • Size: Hebe diosmifolia typically grows as a small to medium-sized shrub, reaching a height of about 0.6 to 1.2 meters and a similar spread. It has a compact and bushy growth habit.
  • Leaves: The leaves of Hebe diosmifolia are small, oval-shaped, and densely arranged along the stems. The foliage is usually light green or gray-green, and some varieties may have a silvery or creamy variegation.
  • Flowers: Produces showy flower spikes with small, tubular flowers. The color of the flowers can vary depending on the specific cultivar and may range from white to pink or lilac.
  • Blooming period: Hebe diosmifolia typically blooms from late spring to early summer, with occasional flowering throughout the year in mild climates.


Growing Conditions:


  • Climate: Hebe diosmifolia is well-adapted to temperate climates, particularly in coastal areas of New Zealand. It can tolerate mild frosts and is relatively hardy.
  • Sunlight: 'Porcelain' or 'Pink Candy' thrives in full sun to partial shade. It prefers a location with bright, indirect light.
  • Soil: The shrub prefers well-draining soils that are fertile and rich in organic matter. It can grow in a range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils.
  • Watering: Hebe diosmifolia has moderate water needs and prefers regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist. However, it can tolerate short periods of drought once established.
  • Maintenance: This shrub is generally low-maintenance. It requires little to no pruning, although light pruning can be done after flowering to maintain its shape or remove any dead or damaged branches.


Hebe diosmifolia, specifically is often used in gardens, borders, containers, or as a low hedge. Its attractive foliage and colorful flowers make it a popular choice for ornamental purposes. It provides habitat and food for pollinators like bees and butterflies, contributing to the overall biodiversity of the garden.

Hebe diosmifolia ‘Mauve’

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