Hebe Marjorie Shrubby Veronica
Hebe Marjorie. Shrubby Veronica Marjorie
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Hebe Marjorie or Shrubby Veronica Marjorie is a hardy evergreen shrub which will delight you with its summer blooms and provide you with reliable winter foliage as a bonus. This versatile plant can easily fit into your garden plans! Native to New Zealand, Shrubby Veronica Marjorie has several excellent characteristics to recommend it. Its glossy, narrow green leaves are lovely all year, complemented from July to September with light purple flowers which fade to white.
Hebe Marjorie is hardy through most of the UK, although it will need winter protection in the coldest regions. Shrubby Veronica Marjorie will grow to a maximum height of 1 metre and spread of 1.2 metres in 5 to 10 years. Once planted, it will need little care. If pruning, cut back to a stem with a pair of small leaves.
Plant your Shrubby Veronica Marjorie in moist, well-drained soil with an alkaline to neutral ph. They do best in ground that is not too fertile. They will thrive with regular watering in dry periods. Hebe Marjorie should be planted in a sheltered position with a south, east or west aspect, in either full sun or light shade. If planted in a container, Hebe Marjorie will need protection in winter for its roots, or moved inside to a conservatory. Tolerant to salt, Shrubby Veronica Marjorie has long been a favourite of coastal gardeners.
With its attractive evergreen foliage, lovely flowers, and small size, Shrubby Veronica Marjorie is a great choice for container growing on a rooftop terrace, balcony, or patio, although it will require some winter protection in a cold winter. It makes a lovely addition to a mixed border, where its evergreen foliage provides a reliable backdrop to spring flowers before its own blooms add their beauty, and then provides winter colour with its green leaves. It makes a great addition to an informal mixed hedge, or tucked into the corner of a country cottage garden. Shrubby Veronica Marjorie can also be used as year-round ground cover in a damp but well-drained spot.
Hebe Marjorie is a perfect plant for your garden large or small, city or country, seaside or inland. It’s even perfect if you have no garden, bringing its year-round charms to a terrace or balcony. This versatile evergreen shrub, with its lovely summer and autumn flowers, is a great choice for gardeners everywhere!
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