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Petrophytum caespitosum var. caespitosum

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Species Name: Petrophytum caespitosum var. caespitosum
Common Name: Rock Spirea

Prostrate growth habit. Needs good drainage. Bonsai or rock garden plant. Flowers on 1' spike rising from a flat mat.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width:
Growth Habit:
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate:
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference:
Water Requirements:
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring - Fall
Flower Color: White
Endangered?:
Distribution:
Natural Habitat: Limestone ledges, rocky soils, pinyon/juniper woodlands between 5,000-9,000'



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