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Artemisia tridentata

Big Sagebrush

Community: Desert

Brief Description

Xeric shrub - the wild west's seasonless green.

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  • Hardy, Hardy, Hardy
  • High Drought Tolerance
  • Feathery Texture
  • Year-Round Green

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Plant Description and Details

The Sage of the Old West, Big Sagebrush is the unforgettable shrub that greets travellers passing through the arid parts of the western states. The smell of the sage is singular - pungent, yet mellow.In a landscape, it retains all its wild survivor characteristics, growing to be a free-form shrub that adapts to its surroundings, taking water catch-as-catch-can. Looks great as part of a massed, naturalized setting.

Common Names Big Sagebrush
Community Desert
Annual Water Needs Less than 10 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Open slopes and bottomland, from WA to MT, south to NM and CA.
Native States CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun
Placement Dry spot in a naturalized landscape. Will grow vigorously with extra moisture.
Mature Height 6 - 12 ft.
Mature Width 8 ft.
Group Spacing 10-20 ft.
Blossom Color Yellow, Inconspicuous
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Wildlife Notes Sage grouse eat the leaves, flowers and fruit; squirrels, rabbits, antelope, mule deer and mountain sheep enjoy the foliage.
Plants Symbol ARTR2
Family Name Asteraceae
Lewis & Clark No

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