This beautiful evergreen is covered with lavender-blue blossoms each spring. The flowers cascade from the branches in delicate bunches with the sweet fragrance of grape soda. The petite size lends itself well to patio plantings and even large containers. Planted in groups it would make an effective screen.
Attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects
Provides roosting and nesting sites for birds
Highly fragrant, lavender-blue flowers in spring
Petite size for today's urban landscapes, evergreen
Rarely if ever browsed by deer
Requires little maintenance, drought tolerant
Native from central Texas west to New Mexico and south to San Luis Potosi in Mexico. Found on brushy slopes, open plains, in limestone soils.
The orange-red seeds of this plant were used by Native Americans as beads for decoration and trading. Found at archeological sites dating back 7000 years, legend has it that a six-foot string of these beads was valuable enough to trade for a pony.
Grows well in well-drained sand, loam, clay, caliche, limestone.