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Teucrium fruticans 'Azurea'

  • Common Name
    Bush Germander 'Azurea'
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Shrub
  • Size
    4'- 6' x 4' - 6'
  • Flower Color
    Lavender-Blue
  • Bloom Time
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Leaves
    Silver-Gray
  • Evergreen
    Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
    Seldom Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Bees
  • Growth Rate
    Moderate
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Low Maintenance
    • Showy Flowers
  • Water Use
    • Low
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    The 'Azurea' variety is a little smaller than the species with beautiful 3/4 inch lavender blue flowers and silver-gray foliage. This shub can be made into a hedge, or used in a sunny shrub border as a backdrop to its smaller relative T. Chaemaedrys which as dark green leaves and is about a foot tall.  This plant will tolerate hot sun, reflected heat and drought.

    Plant slightly above soil grade in a location with good drainage. Needs full sun to really reach full potential. Responds well to shearing and is often used to form small compact hedges in knot gardens.

    This shrub is a favorite of bees.

    No serious pests or diseases

  • Master Gardener Comments
    N / A
  • Varietals
    N / A