Pearl Bluebush

Maireana sedifolia

A perfect waterwise pot-filler or accent for the drought tolerant landscape where hues of bluish grey and white are desired. Endemic to Australia, this small, easy-care shrub thrives in the heat and sun of the south, yet is quite hardy. The unusual silver, slightly succulent foliage adds wonderful texture and contrast to borders, rock gardens, containers, and cut flower displays.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Drought tolerant once established, but performs best with regular water.

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Botanical PronunciationMAIR-ay-AH-na sed-ih-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorSilver-blue
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Green Roof, Green Wall, Mass Planting, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsDrought tolerant once established, but performs best with regular water.
Companion PlantsMuhly (Muhlenbergia); Basket of Gold (Aurinia); Ice Plant (Delosperma); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Echeveria (Echeveria)

Easily grown in most well-drained soils. Highly adaptable; and tolerates alkaline clays. Best in full sun but takes partial shade in hot desert areas. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to develop a deep, extensive root system.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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