This is a large evergreen shrub with small spoon shaped leaves. The branches grow perpendicular to the main stem and the leaves are smooth, oppositely arranged. Small white to purple fragrant flowers grow in dense round clusters that brighten the entire plant.
|Habitats||Oak Woodland, Upland Prairie and Savanna|
|Habitat Notes||Very drought and cold tolerant, typically found in dry areas such as bare mountain slopes, rocky ridges, chaparral woodlands and old streambeds.|
|Shade Preference||full sun|
|Soil Tolerance||poor rocky soils that are dry and well drained|
|Special Uses||Great nitrogen-fixer; attracts insects, bees, butterflies, birds, hummingbirds; Provides wildlife forage, cover, and food; Deer resistant|