Hebe ‘Kirkii’

Hebe ‘Kirkii’ photographed at The Quinta Arboretum, Swettenham, Cheshire, UK

Hebe ‘Kirkii’ is a large, strongly growing, erect, evergreen shrub that reaches 6.5 ft (2 m). The leaves are glossy green, spear-shaped, about 1–1.6 in (2.5–4 cm) long. It has long, slender spikes of white flowers in early summer. A hebe hardy in the UK.

It is thought to be a natural hybrid between Hebe salicifolia and Hebe rakaiensis, and was discovered in 1868, near the upper Rangitata River, South Island. Named after Thomas Kirk, who botanised throughout New Zealand.

Hardiness = H5     UK Availability = 2

Hebes J  Hebes K  Hebes L

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