Hebe stricta var stricta

Hebe stricta var stricta photographed by Gordon Smith at his garden, Surrey, UK

Hebe stricta var stricta is an erect, bushy, evergreen shrub growing to 8 ft (2 m) or more high. The green, spear-shaped leaves are not shiny, 3–4 in (8–11 cm) long. White flowers in summer to winter.

This hebe is commonly found in lowland to montane areas of North Island, New Zealand. It is similar to Hebe salicifolia, which is common in the South Island, but differs in not having a leaf sinus (gap) at the base of the terminal leaf-bud.

Hardiness = H4     UK Availability = 2

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