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HEBE pinguifolia 'Pagei'

Commonly known as Shrubby veronica

White with blue green leaves
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - leathery leaves to 1.5cm (½in) long with purple stems.
  • White
  • Height - 30cm (12in)
  • Spread - 90cm (36in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions. - erect, then semi-prostrate shrub.
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil - makes good ground cover.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, downy mildew, Phytophthora root rot
  • Place of origin - New Zealand
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - dense, axillary spikes to 2.5cm (1in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Rockery (inc alpine) -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - poor to moderately fertile.
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
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Hebe - Growing Guide
30cm (12in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  90cm (36in)
 

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