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Leucophyllum frutescens - Texas Ranger

Leucophyllum frutescens is native to the Chihuahuan Desert of Texas, Northern Mexico and New Mexico. The wide range of conditions in which the Texas Ranger can thrive is nothing short of amazing. Leucophyllum frutescens only seems to require decent drainage, the steamy Southern US or the arid Southwest provide well for the Texas Ranger. Leucophyllum frutescens typically grows rather slowly to 4-5 feet tall and wide but may attain 8 feet in favored locations. There are clouds of purple blossoms as the weather warms in Spring into Summer. Leucophyllum frutescens is a host plant for the Checkerspot butterflies and a great addition to the Butterfly Garden. Leucophyllum frutescens is hardy to temperatures into the low teens.

Leucophyllum frutescens, Texas Ranger

Purple flowers and gray foliage of Leucophyllum frutescens - Texas Ranger. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.