Type: Broadleaf Evergreen
Exposure: Full Sun
Foliage: Silver / Gray
Maximum Growth: Approx. 3’h x 4’w
Zones: 8 to 10
(See Zone Map)
Drought Tolerance: High
Scientific Name:Leucophyllum frutescens 'Compacta'Usage: Specimen, Screen, Accent, Foundation, Foreground, Mass
Compact Texas Sage is a heat-loving evergreen shrub. It is slow growing to 10 feet tall; heat and dry air also make
the 1-inch, rose-purple flowers bloom in summer. Silver-gray foliage feels soft. Allergen-free, drought-tolerant,
and wing-tolerant once established. Good drainage is essential, and take care not to overwater. Use as a low hedge,
lawn plant or background shrub.
Available in 1, 3, 5 or 15 gal containers.
Suggested plant spacing are:
Plant 18’, 24” to 36” OC or as a specimen
Spread 3” of bed mix in ground cover beds
Till 6” deep, rake beds to drain away from structure
Topdress with 2” of double ground (fine) hardwood mulch.
Hand water in after planting
Set sprinkler controller to water beds:
Once every two days for two weeks in spring and early fall.
Once a day for two weeks when temperatures reach 98+ degrees.
Have Owner monitor moisture and report over or under watering immediately.
After two weeks reassess the watering needs, and set at twice a week thereafter.