TEUCRIUM fruticans

Commonly known as Shrubby germander

Stiff growth, silver foliage, pale blue flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    grey-green leaves to 2cm (¾in) long, white-woolly beneath
  • Blue
    Pale blue
  • Height
    60-100cm (24-39in)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Bushy shrub with arching, white-woolly shoots. Produces whorls of flowers 2.5cm (1in) long with prominent stamens in terminal racemes to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun

TEUCRIUM fruticans

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Established plants can be clipped.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Western Mediterranean
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Border
    Suits a sunny border
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
    Aromatic leaves.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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60-100cm (24-39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  4m (13ft)
 

Buy Varieties of TEUCRIUM fruticans

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TEUCRIUM fruticans 'Azureum'

TEUCRIUM fruticans 'Azureum'

Shrubby germander

deeper blue form of this spreading wind tolerant plant

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
individually £14.50 each , 3+ £12.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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