Shrubby Veronica or Hebe pinguifolia Sutherlandii is a dense, low growing, evergreen shrub that will add accent to any landscape. Its beauty, ease of care and versatility make it an attractive addition to the garden. The most notable feature of Hebe pinguifolia Sutherlandii is its small silver-green leaves. Their soft colours with a touch of luster are appealing all year round. Hebe pinguifolia Sutherlandii also produces gorgeous spikes of small white flowers in summer. Shrubby Veronica flowers have two advantages. They attract a diversity of birds, bees and butterflies to the garden and they continue to flower all summer long.
Hebe pinguifolia Sutherlandii is perfect for creating small hedges, borders or as a stand-alone shrub. This variety of Hebe stays relatively small reaching about 0.5 metres tall with a 0.6 metre diameter over time.
The shape and texture of Hebe Veronica adds elegance to a variety of settings. It looks particularly good paired with stone elements or courser trees and shrubs. Its ability to thrive in a container also lends itself to growing on balconies, roof terraces or decks.
One of the many advantages of Hebe pinguifolia Sutherlandii is its cold hardiness as it can withstand temperatures down to -18° Celsius. Hebe can be grown throughout the UK and does well even in coastal and inner city areas.
Hebe pinguifolia Sutherlandii has a medium growing rate and requires little maintenance. It doesn’t require much pruning and any desired trimming should be done after the plant has finished flowering for the season. It does well with occasional summer watering. Under ideal conditions, Shrubby Veronica can live for up to ten years, making it a great garden investment.
An ideal place in your garden for this variety of Hebe has full sun and well drained, alkaline or neutral soil. Aside from that Hebe pinguifolia Sutherlandii is not very picky and will tolerate any soil type.