Plant of the Month: Azure Bush Germander

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April 8, 2022

Azure Bush Germander

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One thing Blue

Azure Bush Germander (Teucrium fruticans ‘Azureum’) is a novel blue flowering perennial that thrives in full solar & drought tolerant Arizona gardens. With putting silvery sage foliage and cooling blue purple blooms that cowl the bush in Winter extending into Spring, it’s positive to carry pollinators and brighten up your backyard at a time of 12 months when most crops should not blooming.


Azure Bush Germander is native to the Mediterranean area and like many crops from that area, it performs remarkably properly in Arizona’s sizzling & dry local weather. It grows to 3-4’ tall and 2-3’ broad in an upright form. The plant is evergreen in Arizona with distinctive silvery inexperienced foliage that gives an attention-grabbing shade to the backyard even when not in bloom. Blooms start within the Winter, a welcome burst of shade when many crops should not blooming, and proceed into the Spring. The blue-purple blooms cowl the shrub and are a favourite of bees.

Bees on flowers

The flowers are a favourite for bees!


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Azure Bush Germander thrives in full solar places, together with Western exposures. It’s not choosy about soil and thrives in native soil that has been loosened for planting. It’s freeze-hardy and does no have to be protected through the wintertime. Advisable planting firms with complementary plant colours and related water/solar necessities are Fern Leaf Lavender & Dwarf Olive bush.


This lovely & hardy perennial may be very low upkeep. No fertilizing or deadheading is required. They are often pruned to form after blooming is completed, concentrating on slicing out older development.

After establishing for a 12 months, Azure Bush Germander is drought tolerant. No irrigation is required through the cooler months and a month-to-month watering through the summer season months will assist the shrub look its finest.




Do you know that as much as 70 % of water use is outside? That’s why we love desert crops and have them every month. You possibly can study extra about Azure Bush Germander and lots of different crops by visiting our Arizona Low-Water-Use Plants web page. Additionally, make sure you learn by means of all of our featured Plant of the Month blogs!

Water – Use It Correctly is proud to characteristic visitor bloggers who write about matters associated to water and water conservation. The writer of this weblog, Martha Petalpeeker, is a Sonoran Desert gardener rising a low water cottage-style backyard, native wildflowers, veggies & fruits, and a plant dye backyard. Discover her at [email protected].

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