Green Cenizo

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Green Cenizo

Leucophyllum frutescens ‘Green Cloud’
‘Green Cloud’ Cenizo, Texas Sage, Barometer Bush
5

7 feet
5

10 feet
Cultivar
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  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Birds
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Full sun (in shade, cenizo tends to grow leggy.) Evergreen, with smooth, dusty-green leaves that contrast with the typical silverleaf cenizo. Lavender-colored flowers appear sporadically during hot humid weather. Green Cloud tolerates poor soil, full sun, and drought, and thrives with or without rain. It is among the most drought-tolerant of all large landscape shrubs and makes a useful standard by which others can be measured.

Maintenance

Tip-prune to promote denser growth. Mild hedging or tip pruning in spring and early summer is usually enough to preserve a dense form. Avoid shearing too harshly (see photo.) Overgrown plants can be restarted in April, filling out again by early summer.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
5-7' H, 5-10' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Bees, Birds, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Lavender
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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Fragrant cenizo leaves and flowers.