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Hebe pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii'

Hebe sutherlandii, Veronica sutherlandii, Sutherland Hebe, Veronica pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii'


One of the most hardy hebe, Hebe pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii' is a splendid, low-growing, evergreen shrub forming a dense mat of tiny, gray-green leaves. The leaves, crowded on the stems, give the plant a different texture to most other evergreen shrubs. In summer, short spikes of white flowers adorned with blue anthers appear above the foliage. The compact and tidy nature of this shrub makes it a valuable edging plant or groundcover.

  • Typically grows up to 2 ft. tall (60 cm) and 3 ft. wide (90 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade in moist, well-drained soils. Prefers moderately alkaline to neutral soils.
  • Very versatile, this plant is perfect for banks and slopes,as a groundcover or in containers. Well suited to coastal gardens.
  • Rarely affected by pests or diseases, it requires little maintenance. Keep an eye out for aphids and downy mildew.
  • Needs little pruning. Prune lightly removing unsightly shoots as required in mid to late spring. This shrub blooms in summer and late fall on the previous or current year's growth.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hebe - Shrubby Veronicas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 30" – 36" (75cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 10
Climate Zones 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hebe - Shrubby Veronicas
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 30" – 36" (75cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden

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