Texas Torchwood

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Texas Torchwood

Amyris texana
Chapotillo, Wild Rue, Texas Torchwood
4

6 feet
4

6 feet
Texas Native
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Birds

About This Plant

Understory shade or partial sun. Evergreen, with glossy compound leaves that perfume the garden with the fragrance of rue. Torchwood is dense and hedge-like, making a rounded shrub resembling boxwood. Tiny black fruit appears in autumn.

Torchwood is a tough plant in clay or sand, but rare in the commercial trade; look for it at central Texas and Rio Grande native plant vendors. It is relatively untested in rocky soils north of San Antonio, though it withstood 15-degree temperatures without damage in 2010-11.

Maintenance

In sun, torchwood forms a dense rounded shrub that needs little care or shaping, and once established it needs no supplemental water either. It is fairly slow growing.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
4-6' H, 4-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy
Wildlife:
Birds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Green, White
Bloom Time:
May, June, July
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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