Top Plants For Sonoma County
Some are large and shrubby, others much smaller.
This genus includes low perennial groundcovers to bulky shrubs. Bush germander (T. fruticans) has small gray-green foliage with a silvery cast on a twiggy shrub in nearly constant bloom with tiny lavender-blue flowers. T. x lucidrys (aka T. chamaedrys), a small-leaved, dark green subshrub, bears tiny, rosy purple blossoms on tips of foot-tall stems in summer. Both species are amenable to shearing and hedging, which makes them more attractive than those left to sprawl.