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Adenostema fasciculatum

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Botanical Name: Adenostoma fasciculatum
Common Name: Chamise

Beautiful red bark and heather-like foliage. This is an attractive, drought-tolerant, low-maintenance shrub. Flammable foliage. Not recommended for fire-prone areas.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 2-10' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branched
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 6000'
Flower Season: April - June
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast Range, Sierra Nevada, Central Western CA, Southwestern CA, Southwest Peninsular Range, Coastal CA from Mendocino to Baja
Natural Habitat: Dry slopes or flats in Chaparral below 6000'

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References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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