Hebe macrocarpa

Hebe macrocarpa photographed by Gordon Smith at his garden, Surrey, UK

Hebe macrocarpa forms an erect growing evergreen shrub, reaching 6.5 ft (2 m) or more high. The spear-shaped, leathery leaves are a dark glossy green, 3–5 in (8–13 cm) long and 0.6–1 in (1.5–2 cm) wide. The flowers are white and occur in spikes 3–6 in (8–15 cm) long, winter flowering. A hebe tender in the UK.

This hebe is found from Auckland southwards to Taranaki and Poverty Bay, North Island, New Zealand. Hebe macrocarpa may be closely allied to Hebe corriganii.

Hardiness = H4     UK Availability = 2

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