Hebe obtusata

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

Hebe obtusata is a low-growing and spreading evergreen shrub, about 20 in (50 cm) high. The glossy green leaves are broad, spear-shaped 1–2 in (2.5–5 cm), with red, hairy edges. The long spikes of lavender flowers fade to white; summer. A hebe tender in the UK.

This hebe is found wild on coastal cliffs to the west of Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. The name refers to the blunt tip of the leaves.

Hardiness = H5     UK Availability = 1

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