Hebe buchananii

Hebe buchananii photographed at Logan Botanic Garden, Stranraer, Scotland, UK

Hebe buchananii is variable in the wild. Its height may be between 1.2 in (3 cm) and 12 in (30 cm). There are a number of forms in cultivation. The evergreen leaves are green or green-blue, broadly spear-shaped, 0.15–0.25 in (4–6 mm) long. Some forms can be shy flowering. White flowers in late May and early June.

It is named after John Buchanan, a Scotsman who botanised in New Zealand and Campbell Island. Hebe buchananii is found in the South Island mountains, from Canterbury southwards. It is closely related to Hebe pinguifolia.

Hebes A  Hebes B  Hebes C

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