Scientific name: Hebe stricta
English name: Hebe
- native to the Wellington Region
Suits: damp, dry, partial shade, sunny, shelter, exposure, coastal forest garden, coastal and dune garden, small garden or balcony, wetlands and water features
A common bushy shrub with narrow pointed leaves up to 4 meters tall, but often less. Its white flowers up to 20 cm with splashes of purple or violett is very popular with native butterflies and bees. Produced at the growing top for display above the rest of foliage. Flowering occurs summer and autumn, but can be all year around in good situations. The leaves are long and dull, ranging from yellowish to light green in color, ending with a long tip. Fast growing, easily established and prefers open, expsoed habitats, on the edge of bush or wetlands, making it useful for shelters and as a pioneer species.
Provides for lizards
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