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Leucophyllum frutescens

Phonetic Spelling
loo-koh-FIL-um froo-TESS-enz
Description

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.  Its form is compact, loosely branched.

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 the use of raised beds. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#container plant#silver leaves#salt tolerant#hedges#xeriscape
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#showy flowers#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#container plant#silver leaves#salt tolerant#hedges#xeriscape
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Leucophyllum
    Species:
    frutescens
    Family:
    Scrophulariaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 4 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
  • Cultural Conditions:
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small (up to 1") bloom singly from the leaf axils at various times during the year but primarily from summer into fall. The flowers are followed by 2-valved capsules.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Salt