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Hebe rakaiensis (Rakai hebe)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hebe rakaiensis

Other names

Golden dome hebe, Hebe rakaiensis 'Golden Dome', Rakai hebe

Genus

Hebe Hebe

Species

H. rakaiensis - H. rakaiensis is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with glossy, ovate to elliptic, bright green leaves and racemes of large white flowers in summer.


Hebe rakaiensis is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Tortrix moth Aphids , Tortrix moth

Downy mildew , Leaf spot Downy mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Needs minimal pruning. Remove damaged or misplaced branches in late spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Hebe rakaiensis (Rakai hebe) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Roof terrace, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil that is poor or moderately fertile. Performs best in a sheltered site in full or part shade. Tolerates pollution.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Hebe rakaiensis

Other names

Golden dome hebe, Hebe rakaiensis 'Golden Dome', Rakai hebe

Genus

Hebe Hebe

Species

H. rakaiensis - H. rakaiensis is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with glossy, ovate to elliptic, bright green leaves and racemes of large white flowers in summer.

Native to

New Zealand

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Tortrix moth

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Needs minimal pruning. Remove damaged or misplaced branches in late spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hebe rakaiensis (Rakai hebe) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Containers, Roof terrace, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil that is poor or moderately fertile. Performs best in a sheltered site in full or part shade. Tolerates pollution.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Hebe rakaiensis (Rakai hebe)

Common pest name

Alfalfa dwarf; Anaheim disease; California vine disease; Dwarf disease of alfalfa; Dwarf disease of lucerne; Leaf scald of oleander; Leaf scald of plum; Leaf scorch; Phony disease of peach; Pierce's disease of grapevine; Variegated chlorosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A bacterial disease with a wide host range detected in Corsica. Although EU regulated; there remains some concern about the risk of introduction. This subspecies is known to be able to thrive in cooler climates. Should an outbreak occur; there would be a need for eradication action which would result in environmental and social impacts.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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