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Hebe pimeleoides - 'Quicksilver' (Hebe)

Hebe pimeleoides - 'Quicksilver' (Hebe)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Alpine, Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Dark blue Flowers (Summer early), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Hebe pimeleoides - Cultivation Notes

This arching low growing Hebe is more suited to front of border planting in a well drained soil in full sun, where it is suited to planting in drifts. This an attractive and versatile shrub that will tolerate a variety of soils just as long as it is well drained. Ideally plant in full sun in a sheltered spot or alternatively in a pot, tub or trough.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Hebe pimeleoides:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Hebe pimeleoides:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Low growing alpine plant flourishing in a dry sunny location
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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