Hebe pimeleoides 'Quicksilver'Item #5103 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
Unique small shrub with dark, nearly black, wiry limbs and tiny, silvery blue-grey leaves. Semi-creeping, with an open, airy habit. Small pale lilac flowers appear in summer. Easy to grow and wind tolerant; ideal in coastal areas. A wonderful container plant in colder climates. Prized for cut flower arrangements. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HEE-bee py-mee-lee-OY-deezPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Grows to 1 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide.Foliage color:Silver-blueBlooms:SummerFlower color:Purple
- CareCare InformationProvide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Quicksilver arose spontaneously in 1965 from among regular Hebe pimeleloides seedlings at County Park Nursery in Essex, England. Nurseryman Graham Hutchins recognized its special merits. It subsequently received the Award of Garden Merit.