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Texas Sage, Silver Leaf Sage

Leucophyllum frutescens

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Leucophyllum frutescens

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Leucophyllum frutescens Plant Information

Scientific Name: Leucophyllum frutescens
Common Name: Texas sage

silver leaf sage
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Suggested Uses: mass planting, shrub border, xeric landscaping
Height: 3 - 5 feet tall
Spread: 3 - 5 feet wide
Foliage: opposite, simple, evergreen or semi-evergreen

up to 1 inch long with a silvery, gray-green color and some pubescence
Flower: purple or white, bell-shaped flowers
Bloom Period: Summer
Water: drought-tolerant
Soil: well-drained soil

will not tolerate ‘wet feet' or over fertilization
USDA Zone: zones 7 - 9
Native Range: native to Texas and New Mexico
Additional Notes: excellent plant for low irrigation (xeric) landscapes and prefers low humidity

several cultivars to choose from, including smaller sizes

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