Hebe breviracemosa

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

Hebe breviracemosa is an erect growing, evergreen shrub, which can reach 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. The flowers are lilac, fading to white, July to December. It is only suitable for coastal UK gardens.

This hebe comes from the Kermadec Islands, to the north of New Zealand. It was first found in 1908, when it was being eaten by goats, and it was feared that it would soon be extinct. However in 1984 it was rediscovered, and brought into cultivation.

Hebes A  Hebes B  Hebes C

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