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Ericameria laricifolia ‘Desert Mountain’ (Turpentine Bush)

Ericameria laricifolia 'Desert Mountain'
'Desert Mountain' Turpentine Bush

This long-lived, evergreen, compact shrub is native to the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. This selection was collected in north Scottsdale, Arizona and is widely used in the Phoenix area for revegetation. The aromatic needlelike leaves are covered with a sticky resin that smells like turpentine. Masses of showy yellow daisy-like flowers (without ray flowers) are produced at the branch tips in the fall. The flowers are followed by scruffy-looking tan seed heads, which may be pruned off for a more refined appearance. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil, and do not overwater.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Fall
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 2' - 3' (ft)
Spread 2' - 3' (ft)
Spacing 3' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Clay Soil, Drought
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Alkaline
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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