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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Leucophyllum frutescens 'Green Cloud'

 Since Texas A&M introduced this Texas ranger to the nursery trade in the early 1980's, Green Cloud™ has become the most widely-used selection. Compared to the other clones, it has the largest leaves, and a lush green color. Frequent summer flowering, with large rose-pink blossoms, are other selling points. Green Cloud™ is fast growing, and relatively carefree. However, many people are not aware that Green Cloudä is one of the largest Texas rangers, easily attaining a size of 6-8 feet tall and wide. All too often this shrub is jammed into spaces that are far too small, starting the vicious cycle of severe pruning and "poodling". This creates unnecessary maintenance and limits flower production. USDA Zone 8.

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