Hebe venustula

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

Hebe venustula forms a neat, rounded, evergreen bush up to 40 in (1 m) tall, and more across. The glossy yellow-green leaves, are 0.5 in (12 mm) long, and are carried on arching branches. The flowers are white or lilac fading to white, June to July. A hebe hardy in the UK.

It looks similar to Hebe odora, but differs in the shape of the leaf base; Hebe venustula narrows slowly, whereas Hebe odora narrows abruptly. Hebe venustula is closely related to Hebe brachysiphon. Found in the mountains of North Island, New Zealand.

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