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Chuparosa
Bush Morning Glory, Silverbush
Silver Cloud Silverleaf
Texas Mountain Laurel
Feather Bush
Chuparosa

Common name: Chuparosa
Botanical name: Justicia californica

Sprawling shrub grows to 4' x 4'. Moderate growth rate. Usually leafless. Succulent green stems, small orange to red tubular flowers. Full sun. Quite drought resistant but grows faster with some supplemental water. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to the Sonoran Desert.

Bush Morning Glory, Silverbush

Common name: Bush Morning Glory, Silverbush
Botanical name: Convolvulus cneorum

This evergeen mounding groundcover quickly grows to 2' x 3'. The leaves are slivery gray. Showy white flowers appaer in spring. Accepts reflected sun. Low maintainance. Attracts pollinators. Is native to southern Europe.

Silver Cloud Silverleaf

Common name: Silver Cloud Silverleaf
Botanical name: Leucophyllum candidum 'Silver Cloud'

Evergreen shrub grows to 4' x 4'. Tiny silver leaves, deep violet flowers. Almost identical to Thundercloud? but is larger and not as profuse a flowerer. This group is especially susceptible to overwatering so well drained sites are needed. It is drought tolerant once established. Original mother plant was located at the entrance to Big Bend Park. - Mountain States Nursery

Texas Mountain Laurel

Common name: Texas Mountain Laurel
Botanical name: Sophora secundiflora

Large evergreen shrub or small tree grows slowly to 8' x 6'. Dense glossy foliage. Large purple clusters of wisteria like flowers appear in spring and smell like grape bubblebum. Light tan pods follow blooms and contain bright red seeds. Seeds are poisonous but extremely hard. Thornless & drops very little leaf litter. Susc. to caterpillars. Lush looking. Native to Chihuahuan Desert.

Feather Bush

Common name: Feather Bush
Botanical name: Lysiloma microphylla

Semievergreen tree grows at a moderate to 15' x 15'. Leaves are tiny and medium green. The flowers are 1/2 to 1 in. wide, cream colored puffballs. It has a lush appearance and can be grown as a shrub or small tree. Native to Arizona and Sonora.

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Water Saving Tip:

Be sure to fix all leaks promptly no matter how small they may seem.