Teucrium fruticans

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Teucrium fruticans
Teucrium fruticans RJB.jpg
Tree germander
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Teucrium
Species: T. fruticans
Binomial name
Teucrium fruticans

Teucrium fruticans (common name tree germander[2] or shrubby germander)[3] is a species of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to the western + central Mediterranean. Growing to 1 m (3 ft) tall by 4 m (13 ft) wide, it is a spreading evergreen shrub with arching velvety white shoots, glossy aromatic leaves and pale blue flowers in summer.

The specific epithet fruticans means "shrubby" or "bushy".[4]

The cultivar 'Azureum', with darker blue flowers, has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[5]


  1. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  2. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). "Taxon: Teucrium fruticans L.". Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Teucrium fruticans". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2008-06-05. 
  4. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. p. 224. ISBN 9781845337315. 
  5. ^ "Teucrium fruticans 'Azureum'". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 

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