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. White flowers in the 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.

Hardiness = H5     UK Availability = 1

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