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PlantFiles: Texas Mountain Laurel
Calia secundiflora 'Silver Peso'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Calia
Species: secundiflora (sek-und-ee-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Silver Peso

Synonym:Sophora secundiflora

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Purple

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral vossner On Feb 1, 2013, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Rating it neutral as newly planted in my garden (Feb 2012). I am most excited about its silver foliage. Looks exactly like the regular TxML, but with velvety leaves. I plan to grow it as a standard.

Positive olmpiad On Mar 10, 2009, olmpiad from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

A beautiful cultivar of the classic Texas Mountain Laurel. Silver Peso generally does not grow as big as the Texas Mountain Laurel, and because of this, is preferred by some who are wishing to use it for Xeriscaping. The leaves of Silver Peso also have a silvery-tinge to them, kind of like Texas Sage. I have found that the flowers are a little deeper purple, and a bit more "floral" in scent than the Texas Mountain Laurel (however, the grape-koolaid smell is still quite apparent). A man at a local nursery said that it is more open to pruning into a tree-shape than the Texas Mountain Laurel. As with the Texas Mountain Laurel, the seeds contain Cytisine, and are extremely toxic, so ensure that they stay away from any kids or critters you may have around the plant! Otherwise, it's a beauty for any garden that it can handle.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Goodyear, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Oro Valley, Arizona
Los Angeles, California
Briarcliff, Texas
College Station, Texas
Dallas, Texas
El Paso, Texas
Pecan Grove, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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