Hebe stricta var macroura

Hebe stricta var macroura photographed at The Quinta Arboretum, Swettenham, Cheshire, UK

Hebe stricta var macroura (syn Hebe ‘Cookiana’) is a vigorous, spreading or erect, evergreen, bushy shrub, which grows to about 40 in (1 m) tall. The green leaves are spear-shaped to broad spear-shaped, not flat but often rolled inwards, 2–3.5 in (5–9 cm) long, 1.2–1.8 in (3–4.5 cm) wide. White flowers summer to autumn. A hebe that is fairly hardy in the UK.

This hebe is found on rocks and in scrub in coastal areas from the Bay of Plenty and Taranki southward, North Island, New Zealand.

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