Hebe divaricata

Hebe divaricata photographed at Duchy College, Rosewarne, Redruth, Cornwall, UK

Hebe divaricata is a variable, upright, evergreen, bushy shrub; some forms reach 10 ft (3 m) in the wild. The green, spear-shaped, narrow leaves are 0.4–0.8 in (1–2 cm) long. The white flowers are in branched spikes (panicles); summer.

Found in forests, in rocky places and along streamsides in Nelson and Marlborough, to the north of the South Island, New Zealand. A form of this hebe from Pelorus Valley, Marlborough, grows to 3–4 ft (0.9–1.2 m). A hebe that is hardy in the UK, and tolerant of shade. Said to be showy and floriferous in New Zealand.

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