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Artemisia tridentata vaseyana

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Artemisia tridentata vaseyana

Mountain Big Sagebrush

Community: Desert

Brief Description

A western classic sagebrush that's compact - more landscape friendly.

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  • Lovely Silver Green
  • Highly Drought Tolerant
  • Traditional Western Shrub
  • Silvery Winter Evergreen

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Plant Description and Details

If you've ever travelled the long, dry miles of the western states, you've seen the acres of sagebrush, beautiful in their stark monotony. Growing twisted and windblown, sagebrush are the tallest plant in the barren landscape, thriftfully making dowith very little water and nutrients. Mountain Big Sagebrush, a variant of the common variety, peaks at about 5 feet (versus 8 feet for Basin Big Sage), and grows more slowly to form a graceful, compact shrub. It clears the air with its menthol scent.

Common Names Mountain Big Sagebrush
Community Desert
Annual Water Needs 10-15 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Open slopes, bottomland, mountains and deserts, all through western states.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Naturalized shrub/perennial garden, dry pasture, trimmed as a topiary.
Mature Height 4 - 6 ft.
Mature Width 4 ft.
Group Spacing 4 - 8 ft.
Blossom Color Yellow, Inconspicuous
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Wildlife Notes Secondary browse for deer and sage grouse.
Plants Symbol ARTRV
Family Name Asteraceae
Lewis & Clark No
 

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