'Silverado' Sage

Leucophyllum frutescens

Size

Height - 8 feet

Width - 5 feet

Plant Type

Evergreen

Native shrub

Close up view

Full plant view

Sun

Full sun

Other common names

Cenizo, Silverado Sage,
Texas Ranger,
Texas Silverleaf

BLOOMING
MONTHS
Save Water   Low water required
 
More Color   Orchid pink flowers with silvery evergreen foliage
 
 
Attract Wildlife   A magnet for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds
 
Reduce Maintenance   Trim branches periodically to prevent legginess
 
Texas Tough    Survives both hot Texas summers and cold Texas winters

Interesting Facts

This variation has striking silver foliage with orchid pink flowers in summer and early fall.  Tends to bloom when humidity spikes or just before/after a storm.  Can grow up to 8 feet tall ('Compacta' is a shorter variety).  Appearance gets thinner and "leggier" as the plant ages.  Can provide an interesting color and texture contrast in the landscape, and "leggy" look is great in desert/xeriscape settings.

'Silverado' Sage in Frisco