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Hebe hulkeana (syn. ochracea) 'James Stirling'
Common Name: Whipcord Hebe Family: Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)

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'James Stirling' is a slow-growing, flat-topped, evergreen shrub. The minute, old-gold coloured foliage closely covers the branches, hence the name whipcord hebe. In late spring to early summer it has white flowers at the branch tips.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Native Habitat:
In mountain scrub in western Nelson, in the north of the South Island, New Zealand.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun  Foliage ColourGreen Gold 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Libertia peregrinans
Stipa tenuissima

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