Hebe chathamica

Hebe chathamica photographed at Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe, Scotland, UK

Hebe chathamica is a low-growing, evergreen, bushy shrub. The light green, thick, broad, spear-shaped leaves are 0.8–1.2 in (2–3 cm) long, and tend to lie in one plane. Flowers open lilac, fading to white; summer.

Found on coastal cliffs exposed to salt spray, also in crevices, on ledges, and on salt marshes in the Chatham Islands, 500 miles (800 km) east of New Zealand. It is somewhat similar to Hebe barkeri and Hebe dieffenbachii, also from the Chatham Islands.

Hardiness = H4     UK Availability = 1

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