Bush Germander

13 Apr

Bush Germander (Teucrium fruticans ‘Compacta’), evergreen shrub, upright to rounded growth to 2-3 ft. in height with equal spread, spikes of 2/4 inch lavender-blue flowers most of the year, gray-green leaves, full sun to part shade, drought tolerant, likes poor soil, deer resistant.

TEUCRIUM

Mediterranean natives with aromatic foliage and whorls of little flowers. These are tough plants that endure poor, rocky soils; they can’t stand wet or poorly drained soils but will tolerate regular watering where drainage is good.

Teucrium fruticans 

Loose, silvery stemmed plant to 4–8 ft. tall and wide (or wider). Gray-green, 1 1/4-in.-long leaves have silvery white undersides, giving plant an overall silvery gray appearance. Blooms almost year-round, bearing lavender-blue flower spikes at branch ends. Thin and cut back before spring growth begins.

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