From California Natives Wiki
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'
- Care and Maintenance
- Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
- From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "A beautiful shrub growing to a height of 3 to 10 feet with small needle-like, dark green foliage. In the spring the bushes are covered with large terminal spikes of small white flowers. One of the best shrubs for a hot dry location. Gallon cans, 60c."
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.