Pronounciation: Plum-BAY-go SCAN-dens
USDA 9 - 11
Landscape Use: Weak floral accent, low background, raised planters, water conservation, cascade effect.
Form & Character: Evergreen shrub, unruly and informal.
Growth Habit: Moderate and sprawling to 4 feet with 8 feet spread.
Foliage/texture: Oblong-spatulate, 2 inches long tapering to a short petiole, dark green, stipular leaves and semi-angular stems; medium texture.
Flowers & fruits: White tubular flowers in terminal clusters, fruit insignificant.
Seasonal color: Unimpressive white flowers from May through September, sporadically through the fall.
Light: Full sun to partial shade. Eastern exposures best, avoid western exposures.
Watering: Drought tolerant, but supplemental water increases foliar density and lushness.
Pruning: Prune to shape, do not try and maintain this plant as a formal hedge. Frequent shearing diminishes bloom potential.
Disease and pests: None
Additional comments: A xeric alternative to Plumbago auriculata - uncommon.