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Apache Plume

Community: Desert

Brief Description

White-flowered low-water shrub with frothy blushing seed heads.

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  • White Summer Flowers
  • Dr. Seuss Seed Heads
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Southwest Desert Native

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Plant Description and Details

Fitting for low-water landscapes, Apache Plume is a soft-textured shrub showcasing its lovely white blossoms and rosy, feathery seed heads through the summer.  The shrub can grow to man-height, and has a loose, casual appearance.  It looks attractive when it is pruned heavily, even down to the ground, in the winter.  Pruning maintains a more compact plant, and the shrub will grow back from the crown each year, flowering later in the summer than unpruned bushes.

Common Names Apache Plume
Community Desert
Annual Water Needs Less than 10 inches
Drought Tolerant Yes
Native Range Rocky slopes, cool desert shrub and riparian areas in Southwestern US.
Native States CA, CO, NV, UT
Hardiness Down to Zone 3
Exposure Sun
Soil Preference Coarse, Well Drained
Placement Informal hedge, desert shrubscape, fencerows.
Mature Height 4 - 6 ft.
Mature Width 5 ft.
Group Spacing 4-8 feet
Blossom Color White
Blooms Summer
Establishment Tips Water at planting and 2-3 times deeply the first summer.
Maintenance Tips Prune hard occasionally (even to ground) to maintain compact appearance.
Wildlife Birds, Mammals
Wildlife Notes Bird cover and browse for large animals.
Plants Symbol FAPA
Family Name Rosaceae
Lewis & Clark No

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