Hebe ‘New Zealand’ has a lovely rounded, compact habit with striking foliage. Individual leaves are deep green with a yellow-green border. The overall effect is bright and clean-looking. Although each stem grows upright, the shrub itself forms a rounded, elegant shape, becoming wider than high. This moderate grower is a great choice for a small hedge, but it also makes a stately specimen. It tolerates shearing for the formal garden, yet if left to grow naturally it still has a tight, compact habit. When it flowers the blooms look like small white puffs scattered on the tips of the branches.
It will grow to 1.5m height and spread if left to its own devices but takes trimming well.