Sage Texas Green

Sage Texas Green


Description: Green Texas Sage is a compact, rounded shrub with dense foliage. It features small, silver-green leaves that have a woolly texture, helping the plant conserve moisture in arid climates. During periods of high humidity or rainfall, the plant may produce clusters of tubular, pale lavender to violet flowers, adding ornamental value to the landscape. However, its primary ornamental feature is its attractive foliage.

Size: Green Texas Sage typically grows to a height and width of 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters), though some cultivars may reach slightly larger sizes. It has a dense, mounding growth habit, forming a natural, rounded shape without requiring much pruning.

Best Growing Zones: Green Texas Sage is well-suited to USDA hardiness zones 8 through 11. It thrives in regions with hot, dry summers and mild winters, making it particularly well-adapted to the arid and semi-arid climates of the southwestern United States. It is tolerant of heat, drought, and poor soil conditions.

Soil Requirements: This shrub prefers well-drained soil and is tolerant of various soil types, including sandy, loamy, or rocky soil. It can even tolerate alkaline soil, which is common in its native habitat. Once established, Green Texas Sage is highly drought-tolerant and requires little to no supplemental watering, making it an excellent choice for water-wise landscaping.

Maintenance: Green Texas Sage is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal care once established. It is best planted in full sun to ensure dense growth and abundant flowering. While it can tolerate occasional pruning to shape the plant or remove dead or leggy growth, excessive pruning should be avoided, as it may reduce flowering. This shrub is relatively pest and disease-resistant, making it an easy-care option for landscapes.

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