Salvia apiana

California White Sage
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

3-5′ x 3-5′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Rounding

Sunset Garden Zones

7-9, 11, 13-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8A-11

Moderate-growing evergreen shrub to 3-5’ tall and wide. This attractive California native species features aromatic, lance-shaped, whitish-gray foliage that has long been used for medicinal and ceremonial purposes, and is accented with showy spikes of lavender-tinged white flowers appearing in summer, attracting hummingbirds and bees. Tough, heat-loving and drought tolerant, this grateful species requires a fast-draining soil, and once established, requires little more than supplemental summer watering. Thrives in a full sun exposure, and is especially well-suited as an accent planting for arid climates. Deer resistant. USDA Zone: 8A-11 Sunset Zone: 7-9, 11, 13-24

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