Veronica cupressoides

A densely branched, rounded shrub, sometimes to 1.5 m or so tall. Branchlets erect, green to waxy-blue. Leaves scale-like, closely pressed to the branchlets, to about 1.5 mm long, giving the plant a conifer-like appearance. Flower clusters with 6-8 flowers. Flowers pale blue-violet.

New Zealand

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Scrophulariaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press. (as Hebe cupressoides)

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Plantaginaceae
genus        Veronica L.