Mediterranean natives with aromatic foliage and whorls of little flowers. These are tough plants that endure poor, rocky soils; they can’t stand wet or poorly drained soils but will tolerate regular watering where drainage is good.Teucrium cossonii majoricum
Narrow, silvery gray leaves to 1 in. long form a mound to 8 in. high and 1/2 ft. wide. Virtually continuous show of small, rosy purple, honey-scented flowers in dense heads (most profuse in late spring, early summer). Good rock garden plant or small-scale groundcover. Also sold as T. majoricum and T. cussonii; a very similar plant is T. polium pii-fontanii.Teucrium fruticans
Loose, silvery stemmed plant to 4–8 ft. tall and wide (or wider). Gray-green, 1 1/4-in.-long leaves have silvery white undersides, giving the plant an overall silvery gray appearance. Blooms almost year-round, bearing lavender-blue flower spikes at branch ends. Thin and cut back before spring growth begins.
Grows to 1 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide, with many upright, woody-based stems densely clothed in toothed, dark green, 3/4-in.-long leaves. Red-purple or white summer flowers in loose spikes (white-flowered form is looser). Attracts bees. Use as edging, foreground, low clipped hedge, or small-scale groundcover. Shear back once or twice a year to keep neat and force side branching.
Late. Large; exceptionally attractive yellow apple with red stripes. Firm, sweet-tart flesh. Keeps wel...
Shrub or tree, native to western North America. Grows to 3–15 ft. tall and wide, often with redd...
A vigorous grower, reaching 15–30 ft. tall, with 4–8-in. leaves. This forerunner of the gr...