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Leucophyllum Frutescens

Botanical Name:

Leucophyllum frutescens

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Rocky, well-drained soils. Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Caliche type
Heat Tolerant
yes
Cold Tolerant
yes
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Plant Type

Shrubs, Shrub

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

3-6 ft.

Flower

Small (up to 1") bloom singly from the leaf axils at various times during the year but primarily from summer into fall. The flowers are followed by 2-valved capsules., Flowers 1 inch wide, Several months of periodic flowering. Often flowers after a few summer showers, which is why one of its common names is barometer bush.

Benefits
Ornamental

A hedgeable evergreen shrub with attractive foliage and long-lasting, ornamental blooms.

Attracts

Butterflies

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Genus

Leucophyllum

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