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Hebe pimeleoides 'Quicksilver'
Common Name: Hebe Family: Scrophulariaceae (The Figwort Family)

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An evergreen shrub with an open arching habit. The small grey leaves which are sometimes edged in red contrast starkly with the thin black branches. The flowers are small and light blue-mauve and bloom in early summer. 'Quicksilver' is a seedling of H. pimeleoides selected for its markedly grey foliage.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Native Habitat:
Sparse grassland or stony places in the drier mountains of Marlborough and Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom ColourBlue 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBluish Green Silver 
Soil MoistureAverage Dry  Stem ColourBlack 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Ophiopogon planiscapus "'Nigrescens'"

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