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Green Cloud Texas Ranger
Scientific Name: Leucophyllum frutescens 'Green Cloud' (Berland.) I.M. Johnst.
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Green Cloud Texas Ranger (Leucophyllum  frutescens 'Green Cloud') Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-24, 28-32
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10 F (-7C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwest USA, northern Mexico

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub to 6 feet tall (1.8 m), 5 feet wide (1.5 m)

Watering Needs: Light water

Propagation: Softwood cuttings

The Texas Ranger is very useful in desert landscaping. Its foliage is attractive, and most of the time it is covered with .5 to 1 inch (1 to 2 cm) in diameter purple flowers. That's a good plant for a corner of the garden with unreliable irrigation or poor soil. But it is also a nice looking plant for better conditions

Blooming Habits:
Purple flowers in summer and fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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