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Hi, does anyone know what this plant is? It currently is about 70cm high, with these really interesting leaves. It almost looks like the colour has been painted on. The leaves are very smooth and the stems do not look very woody. I have not seen it flower but I have only had the garden over winter. The berries in the background are from another plant. I will attach another picture below.

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  • Posted: Sat. 20th February 2010 15:46

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Reply from bee

This is the plant in my front garden.

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  • Posted: Sat. 20th February 2010 15:57

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Reply from Katy Elton

Hi Fleur,

Georgie's right, I'd be inclined to think that this is a Hebe x franciscana 'Variegata', sometimes also known as Hebe 'Silver Queen'.

If it bears purple flowers in summer we're right. If not come back to us with photos of what is happening at that time and we can have a better go!

Hope this helps. Hebe x franciscana 'Variegata' can be found in our plant database for you to have a look at care instructions etc.

Katy

  • Posted: Sun. 21st February 2010 12:02

Thanks!

Reply from bee

So it is! Thanks everyone, I will keeo an eye out for the flowers in spring.

  • Posted: Mon. 15th March 2010 11:16

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Reply from Georgie

Hi Fleur

It looks like a Hebe to me. There are many types though and I'm afraid I don't know the variety.

Georgie

  • Posted: Sat. 20th February 2010 20:20

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Reply from Sheila White

From your close-up picture I would say it is a variegated HEBE, probably eliptica which should bear mauve flowers in the summer.

Difficult to tell from the garden picture.

Yours
Sheila

  • Posted: Thu. 25th February 2010 18:34