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Leucophyllum frutescens (Texas Ranger)

Cenizo, Purple Sage, Texas Ranger, Texas Barometer Bush, Texas Silverleaf, Texas Sage, Silverleaf


Leucophyllum frutescens (Texas Ranger) is a rounded, dense, evergreen shrub noted for its attractive, soft to the touch, silvery leaves, 1 in. long (2.5 cm). Borne in the leaf axils, rose-purple bell-shaped flowers, 1 in. across (2.5 cm), appear at varying times of the year, often after summer showers, therefore the common name of barometer bush. These burst into bloom for only a few days at a time, in the summer and fall, depending on rainfall. They smother the branches, creating a breathtaking floral display, and attract bees and hummingbirds. Delicate and elegant when in bloom, Texas Ranger requires little care. A show-stopper as a specimen, it is perfect for shrub and perennial borders or large containers. A grouping of several individuals makes a pretty screen or hedge.

  • Grows up to 5-8 ft. tall (150-240 cm) and 4-6 ft. wide (120-180 cm).
  • Thrives in alkaline, gritty, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Sharp drainage is critical. Do not fertilize plants. Drought and heat tolerant.
  • Excellent plant for sunny areas, ideal as a specimen plant, for foundation plantings, borders, hedges and screens or planted in containers.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for cotton root rot.
  • Propagate by seed or cuttings.
  • Native to Texas and Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 10
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 5' – 8' (150cm – 240cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 60" – 72" (150cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants United States, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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