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Ericameria arborescens

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Species Name: Ericameria arborescens
Common Name: Golden Fleece

Fast growing shrub with yellow/white blooms in early fall is a magnet for butterlies. Easy to grow, reseeds well.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 4-8' H x 4' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multi-branching
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer-Fall
Flower Color: Yellow/White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Klamath Range, North Coast Range, Sierra Nevada Foothills, Southern Sierra Nevada, South Coast Range, Western Transverse Range
Natural Habitat: Woodland, open forest, chapparal esp. after fire below 3800'

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