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How hardy is Teucrium Fruticans?


By Petty

Spain Es

I live in Mallorca, Spain. My terrace is exposed to North-West sun almost all day in the summer as well as high winds from the North. I have clipped Buxus Bola in containers that did well for a few years until this last summer when they have all but died. I have noticed Teucrium Fruticans seems to be slightly hardy and does well on the island , I wanted to know if it would be a good replacement for the Buxus.



Well, it's hardy here in Somerset!

27 Nov, 2008


Dwarf Arbutus unedo or other. Portugese Laurel. I would check out local sources and see what they recommend.Oleander, Citrus ... OPUNTIA! I think you have a wealth of alternatives.

Teucrium is marginally hardy here in the Pacific NW. A really bad winter will hurt it.

28 Nov, 2008


I live in Southern Greece where the weather at worst down to 8 or 9 and with occasional snow in winter but this is gone the following day. Soil is dry rocky and hard. I have many Teucrium Fruitcans in my regularly watered and slightly watered gardens areas of my land. They grow quite large and somewhat unrulely but are quite beautiful. Mature they range in size of 2 meters wide and 1 1/2 meters high and this is just after being planted last November.

They do need to be trimmed back like Lantana in spring and because of the number of plants I have this can be a lot of work

29 Nov, 2008

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