Leucophyllum frutescens 'Compacta'
Compact Texas Ranger

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Butterfly FriendlyFull SunDeer ResistantPart ShadeBird Friendly
DESCRIPTION

Compact Texas Ranger
Leucophyllum frutescens 'Compacta'

- Plant listed for information only. Not currently being sold at Garden Centers

Compact Texas Sage is an evergreen with attractive silvery foliage and abundant lavender-pink blossoms. It is sometimes called the barometer bush because it flowers after summer rains when the humidity is high. A highly desirable shrub for residential landscapes. Makes an excellent accent plant or informal hedge.

BENEFITS
  • A butterfly and hummingbird magnet
  • Host plant for native butterflies and moths
  • Provides nesting and cover for native critters
  • Easy to grow and low maintenance
  • Drought tolerant once established
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

All Leucophyllum are native to the Chihuahuan Desert. It grows on rocky caliche slopes and stony, calcareous soils.

Interesting Facts

 

Calleta moths often spend up to two years in the cocoon, waiting for perfect conditions to hatch. Some moths like this one never eat anything as adults because they don't have mouths. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.

 

GROWING TIPS

 

Prune once or twice in the spring or summer to remove dead stems and to increase density. The semi-loose, round growth habit can be amended with regular pruning, encouraging a tighter and more uniform growth habit. 

 

Mature Size: 4-5ft. Tall x 4-5ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 7-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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