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Lepidospartum squamatum

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Species Name: Lepidospartum squamatum
Common Name: Scale Broom

Unusual foliage that adds texture and interest to the garden. Yellow flowers add color in the fall. Good for stabilizing streams and washes. Does well in sandy or gravelly spots.

Plant Family: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-6' H x 3-6' W
Growth Habit: Upright shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
Cold Hardy to: 5,400'
Flower Season: Fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Sotuhwestern California, Sierra Nevada Foothills, Inner South Coast Ranges, Deserts, Baja California.
Natural Habitat: Sandy or gravelly washes, stream terraces. Elevation: below 5,400'.

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