Green Cenizo

Leucophyllum frutescens 'Green Cloud'

'Green Cloud' Cenizo, Texas Sage, Barometer Bush

About This Plant

Full sun (in shade, cenizo tends to grow leggy.) Evergreen, with smooth, dusty-green leaves that contrast with the typical silverleaf cenizo. Lavender-colored flowers appear sporadically during hot humid weather. Green Cloud tolerates poor soil, full sun, and drought, and thrives with or without rain. It is among the most drought-tolerant of all large landscape shrubs and makes a useful standard by which others can be measured.

Origins: Cultivar


Tip-prune to promote denser growth. Mild hedging or tip pruning in spring and early summer is usually enough to preserve a dense form. Avoid shearing too harshly (see photo.) Overgrown plants can be restarted in April, filling out again by early summer.

A green-leaved cenizo with lavender flowers.

Min. Height: 5'

Max Height: 7 feet'

Min. Width: 5'

Max Width: 10 feet'

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