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Leucophyllum frutescens (Silver leaf, Texas sage)

Leucophyllum frutescens Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of David Winningham


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Leucophyllum frutescens lew-koe-FIL-lum frew-TES-senz Common Name: Silver leaf, Texas sage Genus: Leucophyllum
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 characteristics: Useful as hedging and in seaside plantings.
Care: Grow in poor, sandy soil and full sun.
Propagation: Sow seed in situ in spring or take greenwood cuttings in early summer.
Problems: Stem rot, galls, powdery mildew, scale insects, and root rots.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry
Characteristics Native
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color Pink Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Hedge
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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