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Teucrium fruticans

Template:Speciesbox Teucrium fruticans (common name tree germander<ref name="GRIN">Template:GRIN</ref> or shrubby germander)<ref name="NRCS">Template:PLANTS</ref> is a species of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to the western and central Mediterranean. Growing to Template:Convert tall by Template:Convert wide, it is a spreading evergreen shrub with arching velvety white shoots, glossy aromatic leaves and pale blue flowers in summer.

The specific epithet fruticans means "shrubby" or "bushy".<ref name=RHSLG>Template:Cite book</ref>

The cultivar 'Azureum', with darker blue flowers, has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.<ref name = RHSPF>Template:Cite web</ref><ref>Template:Cite web</ref> It is hardy in milder areas, where temperatures do not fall below Template:Convert. It prefers the shelter of a wall, in full sun with neutral or alkaline soil.<ref name = RHSPF/>

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