Green Cloud Sage
The Green cloud sage (Leucophyllum frutescens)- is a large evergreen, drought tolerant shrub that is well adapted to the Southwest heat. It can grow to about 6-7ft tall and about the same in width.
Many southwestern cities use these shrubs as landscape design. They are durable, hardy and easy care plants. The blooms are rich dark purple flowers that
usually bloom right around mid July or when the Monsoon season starts. The foliage is a bright green color thus it's name.
You can use them as hedges or stand-alone plant. They love the full hot sun...and once established are drought resistent.
All leucophyllum plants need plenty of water when first planted. They do tolerate poor soil but will grow faster and provide more blooms with good
well composted soil.
RIO BRAVO® TEXAS RANGER
Leucophyllum langmaniae 'Rio Bravo'®
A green gray foliage. Blooms at branch tips with iridescent violet blue flowers. Repeats through the warmest months.
Forms a dense, uniform shrub that requires no pruning. Loves the southwestern heat, will do great around driveways and parking lots.
A tough low-maintenance native popular as informal hedge in the southwest. Evergreen shrub. Full sun. Fast growth to 5 feet tall and wide.
CIMARRON ® TEXAS RANGER
Leucophyllum zygophyllum Cimarron ®
Shorter type of Texas Sage, this tough shrub is perfect for mass plantings,
Very drought drought tolerant shrub, can be used with other southwestern style plants and trees.
Blooms often and profusely and less prone to root rot. Compact, rounded shrub to about 3 ft. tall and wide.
Full sun. Once established, needs only occasional watering. This evergreen sage reguires little maintenance.
Do NOT overwater.
COMPACT TEXAS SAGE
Leucophyllum frutescens 'Compactum'
Silver gray foliage backs with orchid like pink blooms summer into fall.
Compact means small and has rounded evergreen shrub useful for clipped hedges, borders. Tolerates drought, poor soils.
This sage is disease and insect resistent, do not overwater. Loves the full Southwestern sun Moderate grower to 3 to 5 feet tall and wide.
Color Your World Nurseries will usually have this type of plant year round. Ask for it at you local retail greenhouse or nursery.
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