Hebe pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii'

Hebe pinguifolia ‘Sutherlandii’

Shrubby veronica

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hebe pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii'
  • Common name: Shrubby veronica
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Shrubby Veronica, Hebe pinguifolia, is an attractive evergreen shrub ideal for using as informal hedging. It has thick, grey-green foliage and purple stems, which contrast beautifully with spikes of white flowers from late spring to early summer. Like many hebes, its blooms are attractive to bees. 

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Hebe pinguifolia ‘Sutherlandii’ is a dwarf variety, forming low, carpeting mounds of small, grey-green leaves, setting off the white flowers with blue anthers. It’s perfect for growing in groups as ground cover, in a sunny or partially shaded spot. One of the hardiest hebes, it’s tolerant of salt and pollution and therefore ideal for growing in coastal or inner city locations. 

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For best results grow Hebe pinguifolia ‘Sutherlandii’ in moist but well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. There’s usually no need to prune, but remove damaged or crossed branches in spring. 

How to grow Hebe 'Sutherlandii'

  • Plant size

    35cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    East facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Hebe 'Sutherlandii' and wildlife

Hebe 'Sutherlandii' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Hebe 'Sutherlandii' poisonous?

Hebe 'Sutherlandii' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Hebe 'Sutherlandii'