Malacothamnus fasciculatus 'Casitas'
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Species Name: Malacothamnus fasciculatus 'Casitas'
Common Name: Chaparral Bushmallow
- Fast growing shrub recommended for informal hedge. Beautiful small holly-hock like flowers. Excellent forage source for the West Coast Lady and Western Checkered Skipper. Spreads by underground roots--can be invasive.
- Plant Family: Malvaceae
- Plant Type: Shrub
- Height by Width: 4'-12' H x 4'-6' W
- Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Drought-deciduous
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to moderate
- Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
- Flower Season: Summer
- Flower Color: Pink
- Endangered?: Not listed
- Distribution: Inner North Coast Range (Mendocino County), interior San Francisco Bay Area, Outer South Coast Range, South Western CA, northern Baja CA
- Natural Habitat: Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, below 900' generally, although found up to 7,350' in the Peninsular range, Santa Rosa Mtns.
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