Height: 18 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness Zone: 6a
Other Names: Shrubby Veronica
Low growing and hardy with interesting whitish gray green foliage that is concave and oval; the regal white flowers are long blooming; perfect for adding interest to a shrub border and is also a great container plant
Sutherland Hebe has masses of beautiful corymbs of white flowers rising above the foliage from early summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. It has attractive white-tipped grayish green foliage. The small recurved oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The tan stems can be quite attractive.
Sutherland Hebe is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Sutherland Hebe is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Sutherland Hebe will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Sutherland Hebe makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.