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Hebe pimeleoides 'Quicksilver'
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hebe 'Quicksilver'

'Quicksilver' is a spreading evergreen dwarf shrub to 30cm in height, with dark stems and small bright blue-grey leaves. Flowers pale violet, in spikes to 4cm in length

Synonyms
Hebe pimeleoides 'Quicksilver'
Hebe 'Quicksilver'

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 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 Blue Green
Summer Purple Blue Green
Autumn Blue Green
Winter Blue Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

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

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in a moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Pruning group 9

Pests

Can get aphids and tortrix moth

Diseases

A leaf spot and a downy mildew may be a problem

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