Hebe vernicosa

Hebe vernicosa photographed at Logan Botanic Garden, Stranraer, Scotland, UK

Hebe vernicosa AGM forms a neat, compact, rounded, evergreen bush up to 20 in (50 cm) high. The leaves are a dark, glossy green, 0.5 in (12 mm) long, and a have thin, yellow margin. The flowers are lilac, fading to white, May to June. A hebe hardy in the UK.

This hebe always looks good. It is related to Hebe canterburiensis. Hebe vernicosa grows in nothofagus (southern beech) forests to the north of the South Island, New Zealand, from sea-level to the tree-line.

Hardiness = H5      UK Availability = 3

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