Lantana montevidensis    
Trailing lantana   
Verbenaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: groundcover
Seasonality: evergreen in Tucson, may drop leaves in cold elsewhere
Size: 12in, spread to 6ft
Leaves: simple, opposite, smaller and with a finer texture than L. camara; tricones sandpapery rather than coarse
Flowers: color varies, white to lavender or pink; bloom from March to frost
flower close-up
Lantana montevidensis
flower & leaf detail
Fruit: small bluish berries
Stems/Trunks: stems ramble over ground
Range/Origin: South America; naturalized in large areas of the US
Hardiness: to 20°F; may go leafless or die back to ground but recovers quickly




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