Compact Texas Sage
Leucophyllum frutescens 'Compactum'
Senisa, or Cenizo, is a Texas native shrub that tolerates just about any type or condition of the soil as long as excellent drainage is provided; it tolerates heat, drought, and salt spray very well.
The semi-loose round growth habit can be amended with regular pruning, encouraging a tighter and more uniform growth habit. The silver foliage is moderately pubescent, no more than one inch in length. Purple-pink tubular flowers appear throughout the growing season, primarily after a healthy rain.
Senisa is a superior choice for xeriscaping but can fit easily into any green scape.
Bloom: Triggered by Rain
Light: Full Sun
Zone: 7, 8, 9