Native plants

Hebe elliptica

Scientific name: Veronica elliptica var. crassifolia
Maori name: kokomuka, shore hebe, shore koromiko
Other names: Hebe elliptica var. crassifolia

Pioneer Shrub - native to the Wellington Region
Suits: partial shade, sunny, exposure, coastal and dune garden, small garden or balcony

About Hebe elliptica

Bushy shrub or small tree of coastal areas bearing pairs of dark green glossy leaves with a narrow white-hairy margin. Leaves 12-31mm long by 6-12mm wide. Leaf with narrow gap between leaves at base. Flowers white or Blue/purplish, in spike to 5cm long. Grows in coastal areas, often in exposed places on rocks. Easily grown from semi-hardwood cuttings and layered pieces. An excellent coastal shrub which does well in most gardens but rarely flowers in northern New Zealand. Seeds are wind dispersed.

Provides for birds

  Nectar Fruit Seeds
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