The hebe karo: Golden Esk are planted at the base of the bund on both the North (street) and South (lawn) sides. On the South, the aim is to provide some year-round shape and colour underneath the deciduous Ornamental Pear and the Hydrangea Limelights and Bloody Marvellous.
The hebe are golden, whipcord type branches which have a low spreading habit of about 30cm high and a metre wide. Although evergreen, they yellow somewhat in winder and are bright lime in summer. They have tiny white summer flowers, which I have not seen yet. Terrain.net provides a good description of the plant, noting that it was discovered on the Esk River in Cantebury, and that Karo is an acronym for ‘known and recorded origin’.