SUMMER CYPRESS

FAMILY: Amaranthaceae | GENUS: BASSIA scoparia

TYPE
  • Annuals
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
WATER
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 10
  • TS (Tropical South) / Zone 11

Plant Details

Formerly Kochia scoparia. Native to Eurasia. To 3 feet high and 2 feet wide. Branches are so thickly clothed in soft, narrow, light green leaves that plant is too dense to see through. Grow individually for its gently rounded form; or group plants for low, temporary hedge or edging. Can be sheared into any shape. Grow from seed sown in early spring or (in mild-winter climates) in fall. Seeds need light to germinate, so barely cover them with soil. Tolerates high heat.

B. s

  • trichophylla known as Mexican fire bush or burning bush, is identical to the species, but its foliage turns bright red or purplish red in autumn.
  • Can reseed profusely enough to become a pest; be sure to hoe out any unwanted seedlings when they're still small.

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