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Leucophyllum frutescens

Common Name(s):
Texas barometer bush, Texas sage
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Texas sage is a low maintenance evergreen coastal shrub in the Scrophulariaceae family. It is a seasonal bloomer depending on changes in humidity to see the showy purple flowers. It works well as a hedge, foundation planting or in a container on a patio.  Shrubs prefer low humidity but have excellent tolerance for drought and heat. Do not fertilize plants. Once established, plants require minimal maintenance. It propagates by seed or cuttings.  This plant is moderately salt tolerant.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insect or disease problems.  Overwatering or poorly-drained soils must be avoided. In areas of high rainfall, consider use of raised beds. P

Height:
5-8 ft.
Flower:
Small, 5-lobed, tubular, purple flowers (to 1" long) bloom singly from the leaf axils at various times during the year but primarily from summer into fall. Flowers followed by 2-valved capsules.
Zones:
8-10
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Dry to the medium alkaline soil.
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Compact, loosely branched
Width:
4-6 ft.
Tags:
heat tolerant, showy flowers, drought tolerant, silver leaves, hedge, container, salt tolerant, xeriscape, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 3321

Leucophyllum frutescens Flowers
Caleb Slemmons, CC BY-NC-2.0
Leucophyllum frutescens Flower detail
Camellia TWU, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Leucophyllum frutescens Foliage
Forrest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0