Texas Sage (Leucophyllum candidum)


Texas Sage

Leucophyllum candidum

  • Medium to Large Shrub
  • Dark purple flower
  • Standalone shrub, hedge or shape
  • Popular for edge and area planting
  • Great choice for xeriscaping
  • Fast Grower
  • Blooms often: Spring thru Fall

Texas Sage, botanical name Leucophyllum candidum, is a medium to large-sized shrub that provides a fantastic show of contrasting color and texture, especially with other shades of green in a landscape. Native to the Southwest and northern Mexico, this fast grower is loved by many because of the small silver leaves and deep purple flowers that can add a wonderful splash of color into any landscape. From spring to fall it’s a heavy bloomer with very white foliage and we like to plant them as an attractive choice for driveways. We also love to use them as privacy hedge where they can block out unwanted views in style! Larger shrubs are great for use in wind screening landscape applications.

Heat and drought resistant, Texas Sage loves full sun exposure and requires low to moderate watering once established. They are easy to care for and quite adaptable to a wide range of landscapes. They are cold tolerant and thrive in hot, muggy weather, so they love to grow in Houston! In fact, the hotter it gets, the better they like it! Anyone designing a low maintenance landscape with lots of color, will find much to love about this colorful evergreen mounding shrub.

Texas Sage looks great in its natural form, so just let them grow and you’ll be rewarded with the masses of fragrant flowers! We recommend planting with high quality fertilizer to enhance the growth and flowering. We have go you covered there. Big Tex Tree Nurseries has teamed up with the top fertilizer-producing nursery to design ideal fertilizers, supplements, liquids, and pellets ideal for treating Houston's dense soil with the nutrients and vitamins essential for growing a beautiful landscape!


Medium to large shrub with light grey foliage

Abundant lavender flowers in cycles late spring through fall

Full sun

Cold Hardy