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Plant Guide

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

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