This attractive flowering shrub makes a good backdrop to the Terrace Garden.
A member of the Malvaceae, or mallow family, Hoheria ‘Borde Hill’ is a cultivar which arose from Hoheria angustifolia in the garden of the plant collector Colonel Stephenson Clarke, at Borde Hill, Sussex. It is an erect, evergreen shrub to 5 m in height, and has narrow, toothed, glossy foliage which provides the perfect foil to umbels of fragrant, 5-petalled flowers with prominent stamens. The genus Hoheria comprises five species, all of which occur in New Zealand, where they grow in forest margins and streamside banks. They enjoy neutral to alkaline soils in sun or partial shade, but require protection from drying winds.