Silver Bush Germander
Teucrium fruticans (Non-native)
Teucrium fruticans, commonly called tree germander or bush germander, are medium-sized evergreen shrubs native to southern Europe. The fragrant, ovate leaves are grey-green and reach around 0.75" long. The twigs and undersides of the foliage are covered in fine, velvety white hairs. Small blue flowers (approximately 1" long) bloom seasonally at the ends of the branches. Mature plants will reach up to 7' wide with an equal spread and take on a mounding habit.
Best grown in medium to dry, loose, neutral to slightly alkaline, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerant of shallow, rocky soils with low fertility, wind, heat, and salt spray. Tolerates some drought once established. Hardy in zones 8-10. Moderate to severe stem dieback is possible if planted in the colder end of its hardiness range. Site in a protected location to help prevent this. Its habit can be somewhat leggy but takes well to prune.Height: 4'-7"
Bloom: Seasonal Bloomer
Light: Full Sun
Water: Low, Moderate
Zone: 8, 9, 10
Origin: Western Mediterranean