Rio Bravo® Texas Ranger

Leucophyllum langmaniae 'Rio Bravo'

A tough, low maintenance shrub that thrives in heat! Ideal along roadways, driveways and parking strips, even along walls where there is reflected heat. Lush green foliage is complimented by lavender blue flowers which appear repeatedly along the branch ends from summer through fall. Maintains a tight, rounded form without any pruning. Evergreen.
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Full sun

Once established, needs only occasional watering.


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Botanical Pronunciationloo-koh-FIL-um lang-MAN-ee-ay
Average Size at MaturityDense, uniform growth to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer into Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.
Companion PlantsDesert Willow (Chilopsis); Blackfoot Daisy (Melampodium); Salvia (Salvia); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Sedum (Sedum); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils; needs little care. Space plants five feet apart; natural shape needs no shearing. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Avoid over-watering. Once established, water deeply and infrequently during summer months.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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