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Fallugia paradoxa
Fallugia paradoxa

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Zones 2-23
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Minimal Water
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Fallugia paradoxa

Apache Plume
Rosaceae
Shrubs, Semi-evergreen

Native to the mountains of medium and high deserts of California, southwestern U.S., and northern Mexico. Grows to 4–6 ft. tall, 5 ft. 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 1 1/2 in. wide bloom in spring, summer. Large, showy clusters of feathery seedheads follow; greenish at first, later turning pink or taking on reddish tinges, they create a soft-colored, changing haze through which you can see the shrub’s rigid branch pattern. Needs gritty, well-drained soil. Pruning usually not needed.

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