Teucrium fruticans

Teucrium fruticans, commonly known as bush germander, is a versatile shrub that can be used for landscaping in a variety of ways. It has small, grey-green leaves that give off a strong fragrance when crushed, and it produces small lavender-blue flowers in late spring to early summer. The plant is drought-tolerant and can be used as a low hedge or border plant, or as an accent in rock gardens or Mediterranean-style landscapes. It can also be trained into a small tree shape with pruning. Teucrium fruticans is easy to grow and low maintenance, making it a popular choice for many gardeners.



Height: 1-2 metres.

Width: 1-2 metres.

Aspect: Prefers a sunny location and well-drained soil.

Flowers: The flowers are small and blue to violet in color. They bloom from spring to early summer.

Uses: Teucrium fruticans is often used as a hedge plant, as it is very tolerant of pruning and can be easily shaped. It also makes a good accent plant in a mixed border or as a foundation planting. The foliage is aromatic when crushed and the plant is often grown for its ornamental value. It is drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal maintenance.


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