Botanical Name: Leucophyllum zygophyllum 'Cimarron'
Common Name: Blue Ranger  
Plant photo of: Leucophyllum zygophyllum 'Cimarron'
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Water Saving Tip:

Different areas of your landscape have different water requirements.

Shrubs need much less water than lawns and drip systems should never be scheduled on the same program with lawns.

Establish separate watering schedules for those areas.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color

Blue, Lavender


Flower Season

Summer, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Grey, Silver


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season






Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

Formal, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walkways


Special Uses

Hedge, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

This is a petite selection topping out at 3' x 3'. Softer silhouette than 'Thundercloud', grey-green foliage, blue flowers. Sometimes called Blue Ranger. Easily identified by the distinctive cupped leaves. Less likely to rot out than 'Thundercloud'. Flowers are bell shaped with a slight lavender fragrance. Found on rocky limestone caliche at 4-6900' in Mexico. It is drought tolerant and best with some supplemental water. Needs a well drained site and full sun. - Mountain States Nursery
Frost tolerant to 15 F.