Hebe pimeleoides 'Quicksilver'


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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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Plant details

Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM), this attractive evergreen shrub makes a spreading, low-growing plant with small, silver-grey leaves and lilac-blue flowers. Being on the tender side, it needs to be protected from cold, drying winds. Other than that, it needs little attention and thrives in coastal gardens.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Hebe

Species: pimeleoides

Cultivar: Quicksilver

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Lilac

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 30cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to take cuttings: June to August

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