Family: Rosaceae
type : Evergreen, Shrubs
sun exposure : Full Sun
water : Drought Tolerant
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

Native to mountains of medium and high deserts of California, west to Edwards Plateau and Trans-Pecos regions of Texas, and northern Mexico. Grows 46 feet tall, 5 feet wide, with straw-colored branches and flaky bark. Small, lobed leaves are deep green on top, rusty beneath; carried in clusters. Flowers resembling single white roses just 112 inches wide bloom in spring, summer. Large, showy clusters of feathery seed heads follow, creating a soft haze through which you can see the shrub's rigid branch pattern; they are greenish at first, then later turn pink or take on a reddish tinge. Needs gritty, well-drained soil. Pruning usually not needed. Reseeds freely, which makes it good for naturalized areas but a problem in formal beds. Not for areas with high rainfall, heavy soil. Deer resistant.

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