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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 Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Height : 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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