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Artemisia nova

Black Sagebrush

Community: Desert

Brief Description

Dark bark on a short, twisted dryland Sagebrush. Full details »
  • Compact Sage Brush
  • Intriguing Gray Bark
  • Low-Growing
  • Dry Site Solution

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Plant Description and Details

One of the best compact sagebrushes for home landscapes. The twisted and peeling dark gray/brown bark gives rise to the "Black Sagebrush" name. It's topped with the classic silvery aromatic sageleaves that persist year-round. It differs from its larger relative, Big Sagebrush, in several important features: Black Sagebrush is smaller, darker, and upright (doesn't flop over) and thrives on gravelly sites.
Common Names Black Sagebrush
Community Desert
Annual Water Needs Less than 10 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Desert and shrub steppe throughout the western states.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 3
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Dry, Well Drained
Mature Height 1 - 2 ft.
Mature Width 18 in.
Group Spacing 2 - 3 ft.
Blossom Color Inconspicuous Yellow
Blooms Midsummer-Frost
Maintenance Tips Do not overwater.
Wildlife Birds
Wildlife Notes Important sage grouse forage and nesting cover.
Plants Symbol ARN04
Family Name Asteraceae
Lewis & Clark No

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