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Veronica 'Celine' (H)
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hebe 'Celine'

A compact, evergreen shrub with a rounded habit. Small mid-green leaves for year round interest. Covered in a profusion of dense racemes of white to pale lilac flowers, from late spring to early summer

Synonyms
Hebe 'Celine'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Plantaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Veronica can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs with paired leaves and small flowers usually in terminal or axillary racemes or spikes

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Grows well in poor to moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade and is tolerant of some pollution. Plant in spring for best establishment before winter, may require winter protection in cold areas

Propagation

Propagate by taking semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or autumn with added bottom heat. Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe. Cultivars will not come true from seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 9. Winter damage may need removing after a harsh winter

Pests

Maybe susceptible to aphids

Diseases

May be susceptible to downy mildews, fungal leaf spot, fungal rot, Phytophthora and sometimes honey fungus

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