Koromiko (Hebe salicifolia)

Last Modified: 20-2-2019 21:33

Koromiko is a common native shrub growing to 2-3m found throughout the South Island, typically found around forest margins. It is an important plant in Māori medicine, with a wide range of uses. Its attractive white flowers and habit also make it a popular nursery plant.

It is one of the largest varieties of hebes.

This example was observed at Karaka Point at the northern entrance to Waikawa Bay in the Marlborough Sounds.

Location: Latitude: -41.253731 Longitude: 174.064621"

Image Date: 12/3/2016

Photographer: Christopher Cookson

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