Hebe gibbsii

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

Hebe gibbsii is a low-growing, evergreen, bushy shrub, which reaches about 8 in (20 cm) high. The thick, greyish leaves are broadly spear shaped, about 0.6 in (1.5 cm) long, the edges are green, or red, and hairy. The flowers are white; summer. A hebe hardy in the UK.

Found in the Richmond Range, to the north of the Wairau Valley, in the north-east of South Island, New Zealand. Its conservation status is classified as ‘Range Restricted’. It is closely related to Hebe allanii and Hebe amplexicaulis.

Hardiness = H5

Hebes F  Hebes G  Hebes H

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