Tree germander, or bush germander

Tree germander flower close-up

Germander facts, a summary

Name – Teucrium fruticans
Family – Lamiaceae
Type – shrub

 – 3 to 5 feet (1 to 1.5 m)
Exposure – full sun
Soil – ordinary, well drained

 – evergreen
Flowering – February to August

Planting tree germander

Preferably in spring.

Follow our advice on planting shrubs.

Pruning tree germander

The pruning of this bush is clearly optional, only if you wish to give it a roundish shape.
If this is the case, prune frequently.
If you simply wish to balance the shape or reduce the size of your plant, do it at the end of summer, after flowering is over.

All there is to know about tree germander

Tree germander is particularly well-suited to creating low hedges, and does very well in shrub beds or topiary.

It can cope with most usual climatic environments, but in case of long-lasting frost spells, it will need to be protected.

Smart tip about tree germander

Along the coast, plant tree germander because it stands strong in the wind and copes well with sea spray.

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Flowers, pale violet by Jacinta Lluch Valero under © CC BY-SA 2.0