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Green Cloud

Leucophyllum frutescens 'Green Cloud' Green Cloud
Characteristics
Category Shrub
Size 8' x 8'
Flower Color Rose-Purple
Flower Season Summer-Fall
Exposure Full Sun
Water Low
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness 10°F
Notes: Flowering in high humidity

Description

Green Cloud™ is a trademarked variety of Leucophyllum frutescens with larger leaves and darker flower color than its close relatives. It has an upright, spreading form that can reach 8 feet tall by 8 feet across. The large, dark green leaves provide an ideal backdrop for the rich, rose-purple colored flowers that appear from June to October. Flowering is triggered by periods of high humidity. Green Cloud is one of the most deciduous varieties of Leucophyllum frutescens and was cloned and trademarked by Texas A&M University.

Maintenance

Be sure to plant Green Cloud in ample sunlight and well-drained soil. The growth rate will vary depending on the amount of supplemental water applied during the growing season. Water established plants every two to three weeks in the summer. There is no need apply fertilizer or extra water during the winter. Prune once or twice in the spring or summer to remove dead stems and to increase density.

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