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Ericameria nauseosa v. speciosa (Rabbitbrush)

Ericameria nauseosa v. speciosa
Whitestem Chamisa, Rabbitbrush

This native is widespread from the western U.S. to Canada and Mexico, at elevations from 2000 to 8000 feet. This semi-evergreen shrub has aromatic narrow, grey-green leaves and the stems are covered in white wooly hairs. In the fall it produces masses of fluffy golden flowers, followed by tan seeds. To encourage a denser form and prevent reseeding, plant in full sun, prune hard in late spring, water sparingly, and don’t use fertilizer.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Fast, Moderate
Height 4' - 6' (ft)
Spread 4' - 6' (ft)
Spacing 48" - 84" (in)
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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