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Leucophyllum laevigatum (Chihuahuan Sage)

Leucophyllum laevigatum
Chihuahuan Sage, Chihuahuan Ranger

This wonderful evergreen shrub has a loose, spiky form and small olive-green leaves. Its casual form makes it an ideal addition to native palettes. Periodically in the summer and fall, during periods of high humidity, it explodes with fragrant lavender flowers. A truly low maintenance plant, it only requires minor shaping in the spring. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils. 'Summer Snow', a selection with refreshing white blossoms, has the same growth habits and cultural requirements as the more common lavender-flowering form.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Lavender
Flower Season Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast, Moderate
Height 4' - 6' (ft)
Spread 3' - 5' (ft)
Spacing 5' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Deer, Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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