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Malacothamnus fascicularis ssp. fascicularis

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Malacothamnus fascicularis
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Malacothamnus fascicularis

Species Name: Malacothamnus fasciculatus
Common Name: Chaparral Mallow

Superior background shrub for dry banks, and slopes. Recommended for erosion control. Spreads by underground roots. Very drought tolerant. Good butterfly plant.

Plant Family: Malvaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3-12' H x 6' W
Growth Habit: Upright, dense
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Winter-spring
Flower Color: Deep Rose/Pink
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Peninsular Ranges, Inner North Coast Range, Interior San Francisco Bay, Outer South Coast Range, Southwest, Northern Baja
Natural Habitat: Coastal sage scrub, chaparral below 2000'

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