Apache Plume

rabbit.pngdeer.pngbee.pngbutterfly.pngFallugia paradoxa (D. Don) Endl. ex Torr.

The slightly rangy look of this hardy, drought-tolerant shrub is in contrast to its lovely white flowers and amusing feathery pink seedheads, which resemble the bad-hair-day seeds of Clematis and prairie smoke (Geum triflorum). Siting this shrub so that it is backlit by the sun will make the most of the seedheads. Flowering occurs throughout much of the summer and into the fall in some locations. Pruning the shrub or growing it without supplemental irrigation will keep its shape more compact.


Height: 3-6’
Width: 3-6’
Water needs: low
Exposure: full sun
Availability in nurseries: common
Native range: southwestern U.S.
Plant family: Rosaceae

 

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Photo by Amy Fluet

 

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Photo by Amy Fluet