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Dichondra occidentalis

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Species Name: Dichondra occidentalis
Common Name: Western Dichondra

Recommended in shade under shrubs. Excellent ornamental groundcover with dense green growth.

Plant Family: Convolvulaceae
Plant Type: Groundcover
Height by Width: 6"h x 3'w
Growth Habit: Low, trailing
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Shade
Soil Preference: Sandy or Rocky
Water Requirements: Semi-moist
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Endangered?: List 4/RED 1-2-1
Distribution: South Coast, Southen Channel Islands, Baja CA
Natural Habitat: Slopes, headlands, generally under shrubs below 2000'

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