Hebe haastii

Hebe haastii photographed at a Hebe Society member’s garden, Yorkshire, UK

Hebe haastii forms a low, spreading, evergreen bush, up to 3 in (8 cm) high. The green leaves are about 0.4 in (10 mm) long, and have red edges. White flowers in summer.

A hebe that is variable in the wild, with three subspecies. It is found high in the drier mountains of the South Island, New Zealand. In cultivation this hebe does better in the eastern counties of the UK, and certainly needs full sun to grow well.

Hardiness = H5     UK Availability = 1

Hebes G  Hebes H  Hebes I

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