Teucrium fruticans

Common name(s): silver germander, bush germander

Description: an evergreen shrub with multiple adaptations to drought; it has the ability to drop its leaves and enter a complete state of dormancy when devoid of moisture, leaving only a skeleton of hairy, white stems until autumn rains. Grows into a moderately large shrub forming a mound that takes very well to pruning. Blooms pale blue flowers in late spring

Height: to 1 ft. Spread: to 1 ft.

Position: full sun and poor but well-draining soil

Uses: ornamental- as a specimen plant and to attract pollinators

Winter Hardiness: to 10 F and below

Drought: adapted to 4 months of summer drought