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PlantFiles: Whipcord Hebe
Hebe cupressoides 'Boughton Dome'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hebe (HEE-bee) (Info)
Species: cupressoides (koo-press-OY-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Boughton Dome

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral macybee On Aug 19, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This unusual, densely branched whipcord hebe comes from the South Island of New Zealand and may grow 3-6' in height with a spread of up to 10'. It has tiny, three quater inch glaucous cypress-like leaves and in summer bears small, pale lilac flowers that fade to white. It is resistant to both frost and dry conditions. 'Boughton Dome' is a dwarf form with a more rounded apearance and a less glaucous tinge to the leaves. Zones 8-10

Glaucous = Botany Covered with a grayish, bluish, or whitish waxxy coating or bloom that is easily rubbed off: glaucouls leaves.

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