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Leucophyllum zygophyllum

Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Violet
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Gray-green leaves, slightly cupped. Give good drainage. Do not shear into hedge, but can prune branches back hard.


Garden Notes: Shearing reduces blooms of Leucophyllums. Shear branches back hard in spring if needed to rejuvenate older plants. They will be bare for a short time, but will recover quickly.

Leucophyllum laevigatum

Common Name: CHIHUAHUAN SAGE
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Lavender
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 60"
Description:

Open, angular growth to 4 ft.x5ft. Tiny, dark green leaves, profuse lavender flowers.


Leucophyllum frutescens

Common Name: Texas Ranger
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 72"
Mature Width: 72"
Description:

ZONE 7? Plant against rock wall for protection. These were grown from seed. They will be a little smaller in pots.


Garden Notes: Hardiness on these is unknown.

Larrea tridentata

Common Name: Creosote Bush
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Description:

Seen at desert museum Evergreen desert plant, bright green, glossy foliageZone 7 plant?


Garden Notes: Trial for 2010-

Leucophyllum minus

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Common Name: Big Bend Silver
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

More cold tolerant than L. frutescens- smaller leaves. Nice small shrub. Retains gray color through winter. Purple blooms after rain


Leucophyllum

Common Name: Heavenly Cloud
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Violet
Water Needs: Almost No Water Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 72"
Mature Width: 72"
Description:

Heavenly Cloud is a relatively fast grower. It needs good drainage. It may only be rated to ten degrees: plant in warm spot.


Ceratoides lanata

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Common Name: Winterfat
Bloom Season: Winter
Water Needs: Almost No Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 26"
Description:

Shrub. Wooly-white seedheads in winter. Dried flower


Garden Notes: Listed as a forage plant for deer,rabbits etc in winter. Mine has never been nibbled on. Not particularly showy, but it is extremely tough. Good for a small addition to a native bed.

Atriplex canescens

Common Name: Fourwing Saltbush
Water Needs: Almost No Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 2-6'
Mature Width: 4-6'
Description:

Shrub, Rapid growth with moisture,grey foliage,small wildlife habitat,prune to hedge,windbreak.


Garden Notes: Panhandle native. Extremely tough plant. Best without additional moisture once established.