Hebe breviracemosa

Hebe breviracemosa photographed at Duchy College, Rosewarne, Cornwall, UK

Hebe breviracemosa is an erect growing, evergreen shrub, reaching 40 in (1 m) or more tall. The leaves are light green, spear shaped, 3–4 in (70–100 mm) long, and about 1 in (25 mm) wide. Lilac flowers, fading to white, July to December. It is only suitable for coastal UK gardens.

This hebe comes from the Kermadec Islands. It was first found in 1908, when it was being eaten by goats. However in 1984 it was rediscovered, and brought into cultivation.

Hardiness = H4     UK Availability = 1

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