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Azure Bush Germander

Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'

This tough performer has aromatic gray-green leaves with silvery white undersides that shimmer in the sunlight. Flowers are a darker blue than other varieties. Tolerates poor, rocky soils. An attractive, waterwise solution for fast-draining, unimproved slopes, and minimal care gardens. A nice container accent. Evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationTEW-kri-um fru-ti-CANS
LoreTeucrium was named for Teucer, the legendary first king of Troy who pioneered use of these plants as medicinals.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing shrub; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring through Fall
Design IdeasThe blue flowers of this germander are much sought after in gardens. Use this shrub in the border as an accent with other blues or contrast it with bright colored shrubs and perennials. A good choice for poor soils.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitBushy
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Hillside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Lavender Cotton (Santolina); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Tickseed (Coreopsis)

Provide average, neutral to slightly alkaline, loose, well-drained soil; avoid heavy clay with poor drainage. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Fertilize in early spring. Does not require pruning, but tolerates shearing well.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-9

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