Hebe odora

Hebe odora photographed at Glenwhan Garden, Stranraer, Scotland, UK

Hebe odora (syn Hebe buxifolia) is an upright, rounded, evergreen shrub, which can reach 40 in (1 m) high or more, depending the particular form. The green, spear-shaped leaves are glossy above, dull beneath, about 0.6 in (1.5 cm) long, the edges are yellow. Flowers are white, early summer.

Found in damp ground in subalpine areas in North Island, South Island, Stewart Island and Auckland Island, New Zealand. Sometimes called the ‘boxwood hebe’.

Hardiness = H5     UK Availability = 2

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