Specifications. Description. Light blue two-lipped flowers are borne in spring on terminal spikes in late spring and summer. light blue two-lipped flowers are borne in spring on terminal spikes in late spring and summer. 'Compactum' grows 4 … It has leaves that are gray-green above and silver white beneath, which gives the whole plant a silvery appearance. Plant Uses Hedging Plant, Attract Beneficial Insects. Full sun. Physical characteristics. Teucrium fruticans. Sturdy, Teucrium fruticans (Tree Germander) is a twiggy evergreen shrub boasting small, aromatic, gray-green leaves with silvery white undersides that seem to glow in the landscape. across (2.5 cm), often buzzing with bees, bloom almost year-round at the branch tips. It is a very hardy shrub once it is established. Deep blue or lilac flowers borne in profusion throughout spring and summer, enhancing the foliage to create a centrepiece for colour- theme gardens. May develop fungal problems if grown in a constantly damp situation. An arching shrub with aromatic, grey-green leaves with white undersides. T. x lucidrys), wall germander, is a shorter, deep green, mounding form from 1 -2 ft. tall with spikes of pinkish purple flowers that rise above the foliage. Teucrium fruticans is a bushy shrub that goes very well in perennial gardens, cottage gardens and coastal gardens. If it begins to look leggy, prune hard before new growth begins to spring. Lavender blue flowers appear through spring/summer. Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean Best uses. Common name Shrubby germander Plant type Shrubs. Teucrium fruticans forms arching branches of aromatic grey-green foliage with white undersides forming an attractive fast growing and adaptable garden plant. Teucrium fruticans 'Compactum' (Shrubby germander 'Compactum') will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.3m after 5-10 years. Loves hot dry spots and is a good coastal plant. Cultivation and Uses USDA hardiness zones: 8-10. Notes: the specimen (Teucrium fruticans) has pale lavender blue flowers; T.c. Can be pruned to a low hedge. Pests & Diseases: Generally pest and disease free. A dwarf form, ‘Azureum,’ grows to 4-5 ft. but can be kept lower with pruning. It has a wide, sprawling habit with woolly, whitish stems and aromatic, grey/green leaves. Ideal for formal or informal hedging. Leaves opposite, ovate, 1 ⁄ 2 to 1 1 ⁄ 2 in. Prefers a hot, dry, well drained area in the garden. Prune: After the danger of frost has past, prune to shape, reduce size, and/or remove freeze damage. Clip often to maintain shape. Water after becoming established: Once a month. Suggested uses. Teucrium chamaedrys (syn. Can be trimmed to shape, and to form a hedge or […] Soil: Very well drained, dry, low organic content, pH 6.1-7.8 (slightly acidic to slightly alkaline). A bushy evergreen shrub which grows naturally to a height of 1.5m and width of 1.5m. Teucrium fruticans. A popular choice for hedges and topiary. ‘Compactum’ is even lower-growing. ... Prune lightly immediately after flowering to stimulate lateral branching and to keep compact. Sun: Full sun to part shade. Prune to keep compact or to create a specific shape. If you are particularly interested in a good display of flowers then the cultivar 'Azureum' with a much stronger colour contrast between flowers and foliage is a better choice. Heat tolerant: Yes. Pruning: Deadhead. Teucrium fruticans or the Shrubby Germander is a bushy shrub that goes very well in perennial gardens, cottage gardens and coastal gardens. 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