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Silver leaf

Leucophyllum frutescens

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Silver leaf is a flowering evergreen shrub with arching branches and woolly, silvery gray leaves. In summer, it bears solitary, bell-shaped rose-purple flowers an inch across.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsUseful as hedging and in seaside plantings.

CareGrow in poor, sandy soil and full sun.

PropagationSow seed in situ in spring or take greenwood cuttings in early summer.

ProblemsStem rot, galls, powdery mildew, scale insects, and root rots.

  • Genus : Leucophyllum
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 8, 9
  • Moisture : Dry
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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