Leucophyllum frutescens

Texas Ranger
Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

6-8′ x 6-8′


Full to partial sun


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Purple, Pink

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees, Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#5, #15

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

7-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderately fast-growing evergreen shrub with a mounding growth habit to 6-8′ tall and wide. Best-suited to arid climates, this sturdy Southwestern native features attractive, rounded silvery-gray foliage contrasted with masses of showy, lightly-fragrant purplish-pink flowers  appearing summer through fall, attracting hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Well-suited as an accent, foundation planting, in mixed shrub borders or as a colorful hedge or screen. Tolerates heat, reflected heat, drought, wind, salt and smog, and takes well to shearing, though this will decrease flower production. A fast-draining soil is essential for the success of this species, and though able to withstand periods of drought, supplemental summer watering will help promote a more vigorous, stronger blooming specimen. Thrives in a full to partial sun exposure. Deer resistant.

USDA Zone: 8A-11
Sunset Zone: 7-24, H1, H2

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