Leucophyllum frutescens

Texas Silverleaf, Texas Ranger

Heat is the key to growing this desert-loving evergreen shrub. Slow-growing to 10 feet tall, heat and dry air also make their 1-inch, rose-purple flowers bloom in summer. Silver-gray foliage feels soft like felt. Allergen-free, drought- and wind-tolerant once established. Good drainage is essential, and take care not to overwater. Use as a low hedge, lawn plant or background shrub.
Leucophyllum frutescens, Texas Silverleaf, Texas Ranger
These tough desert plants tolerate some alkalinity if given sufficient drainage. Silver-gray foliage and purple flowers offer pastel color in summer.

Attributes - Leucophyllum frutescens

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Purple, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 5 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 6 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates.

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