Identifying characteristics: Leaves are dark grayish-green Bark is grayish-reddish-brown Flowers are pinkish and most abundant in autumn Grows to ~3’ high and ~ 3’ wide
Landscape Values: Rapid growth rate once established Upright habit, particularly in dense stands Attractive evergreen foliage plant (e.g. when out of bloom) Strongly attracts butterflies, moths, native bees, and honey bees
Horticultural Requirements: Full sun Drought-tolerant but tolerates garden watering Grows well from the seaside to the mountains Requires good drainage Neutral to moderately acid soil (pH 5.0-7.0) Tip-prune intermittently for compactness Structural (drop) pruning in winter, leaving foliage on each branch
Native Range: Northwest Baja, Mexico
Uses by Native Americans: Unknown
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