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Cenizo, Purple Sage

SAGE, TEXAS (Cenizo, Purple Sage)      Evergreen – Sun

Leucophyllum frutescens                         Ht. 5’-7’ Spread 5’-7’

lew-co-FI-lum FRU-tes-sens                     Spacing 3’


HABIT:  Compact, soft and slow growing. Silver gray foliage. Purple or white flowers in summer. Will grow better if not overwatered.

CULTURE:  Any soil with good drainage. Drought and heat tolerant.

USES:   Specimen, mass, summer, color, gray foliage.

PROBLEMS:  Too much water can kill it quickly.

NOTES:   ‘Compactum’ is the dwarf form, ‘Green Cloud’ has darker foliage and
‘White Cloud’ has white flowers. Native to Texas and Mexico.

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