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Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'
  • RHS AGM

azure tree germander

'Azureum' is a small, lax evergreen shrub with white-felted shoots and small, ovate, glossy dark green leaves, white beneath. Terminal racemes of two-lipped, clear blue flowers 2.5cm long open in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Blue Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Teucrium can be herbaceous perennials, deciduous or evergreen shrubs or sub-shrubs, with paired, aromatic leaves and tubular, 1-lipped flowers in whorls

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered border with full sun or against a warm, sunny wall in well-drained neutral to alkaline soil

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer, semi-ripe cuttings in midsummer, both with bottom heat

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Wall side borders
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 7

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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