Hebe salicifolia is a large, bushy, evergreen shrub, with upright light green branches, up to 6.5 ft (2 m) high. The spear-shaped leaves are light green, up to 4.5 in (12 cm) long; with small nicks in the edges. The flowers are white, or pale lilac fading to white, the flower spikes often drooping – flowering June to December. A hebe hardy in the UK.
This hebe is very common throughout the South Island of New Zealand. There are several forms in cultivation and also hybrids with a similar appearance. The parent of many garden hybrids.