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Chamaebatiaria millefolium

Fern Bush, Desert Sweet

Community: Semi-Desert

Brief Description

Dryland, full-sun, fern look-alike with white flowers.

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  • Exotic Fern Foliage
  • Loves Dry Conditions
  • White Blooms Mid-Summer
  • Full Rounded Shape

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Availability: Temporarily sold out. New inventory is made available in the spring and fall of each year.

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Plant Description and Details

Wow! In what other plant can you find the lush beauty of a fern, the drought hardiness of a cactus, leaves scented like pine, nice round shrubby shape, PLUS white summer flowers? Don't water this one, once established, it is sensitive to overwatering.The mid-summer blooms are clustered on the ends of the branches, outward-pointing white pyramids. An added plus is that the shrub does well in heavy or poor soils, as well as rocky and well-drained soils.

Common Names Fern Bush, Desert Sweet
Community Semi-Desert
Annual Water Needs Less than 10 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Dry forests and shrubland, OR, ID, WY, NV, CA.
Native States CA, ID, NV, OR, WA
Hardiness Down to Zone 4
Exposure Sun - Part Shade
Soil Preference Well Drained
Placement Specimen plant, hedgerow, desertscape.
Mature Height 4 - 6 ft.
Mature Width 5 ft.
Group Spacing 3-8 ft.
Blossom Color White
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Plants Symbol CHMI2
Family Name Rosaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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