Hebe traversii

Hebe traversii photographed at a Hebe Society member’s garden, Cheshire, UK

Hebe traversii is an erect, bushy, evergreen shrub, growing to 40 in (1 m) or more. The leaves are light green, and up to 1.6 in (4 cm) long. The leaf edges have microscopic hairs. White flowers in June and July, and again in late autumn. Hardy in the UK.

Hebe traversii is found on the lowland to subalpine banks, streamsides and scrub in Canterbury and Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand. This hebe has been confused with Hebe brachysiphon, but this has a leaf sinus (the small gap at the base of the two leaves of the terminal leaf bud).

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