Type: Broadleaf Evergreen
Exposure: Full Sun
Flowers: Red / Violet
Foliage: Silver / Gray
Maximum Growth: Approx. 6’h x 6’w
Zones: 8 to 10
(See Zone Map)
Drought Tolerance: High
Scientific Name:Leucophyllum frutescens 'Silverado'Usage: Specimen, Screen, Accent, Foundation, Foreground, Mass
Silverado is one of the best selections of Texas Sage. This selection has a dense, rounded growth habit that is more
full and dense to the base than other varieties. The 1-inch long, rose-purple flowers appear from June through October,
seemingly triggered by periods of high humidity/rain.
Use and Management
Silverado is quite drought tolerant, but plants will be denser and flower better if given supplemental water in the summer.
This form is fast growing, and can achieve a fairly large size in one or two growing seasons.
Plants should be pruned lightly to maintain its natural shape, then left to grow naturally throughout the summer and fall
This cultivar is best used in full or reflected sun in the transition or dry zones of a Xeriscape. Plants can be planted
singly, grouped loosely or used as an informal hedge.
Soil Moisture: Moist, well-drained
Soil Types/Tolerance: Adaptable
Flowers: Rose-purple, June through October
Uses: Low hedge, lawn plant or background shrub
Additional Features: Attracts Birds
Special Resistance: Rabbits and deer are attracted to the plant
Available in 1, 3, 5 or 15 gal containers.
Suggested plant spacing are:
Plant 18’, 24” to 36” OC or as a specimen
Spread 3” of bed mix in ground cover beds
Till 6” deep, rake beds to drain away from structure
Topdress with 2” of double ground (fine) hardwood mulch.
Hand water in after planting
Set sprinkler controller to water beds:
Once every two days for two weeks in spring and early fall.
Once a day for two weeks when temperatures reach 98+ degrees.
Have Owner monitor moisture and report over or under watering immediately.
After two weeks reassess the watering needs, and set at twice a week thereafter.