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Leucophyllum frutescens /Texas Sage

Leucophyllum frutescens  / Leucophyllum frutescens
Close-up image of flowers and rich silvery colored foliage
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Close-up image of flowers and rich silvery colored foliage

Typical shrub that is not in bloom

Silvery colored foliage

Flowers and foliage in summer

Specimen shrub coming into bloom

Close-up image of lavender colored flowers and silver colored foliage

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Scientific Name: Leucophyllum frutescens
Common Name: Texas Sage
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Has distinctive blue-gray foliage. It is drought and salt tolerant and makes a fine xeriscape plant. It is very heat tolerant, but will not stand wet feet. Called barometer bush because it flowers after periods of showers in the summer. May have several cycles of blooming, depending on cycles of showers.