A large deciduous shrub with nectar rich flowers that attract a wide variety of pollinators.
Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Near native
Origin: Sonora in the Sierra Madre Occidental, in canyons, rocky slopes, often in forests (pine-oak, tropical deciduous forest, thornscrub)
Size: 10′ x 10′
Sun: Full to part (preferred)
Watering: Regular for best appearance
Growth Rate: Rapid
Temperature: Stems freeze in the low 20s F, Root hardy to 15 F
Pruning: Occasional pruning after blooming
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Nectar rich flowers, granivorous birds love the seeds, larval host plant for the Bordered Patch and Painted Lady butterflies.
Notes: May bloom in summer, especially if affected by frost in winter
Photo by jdpaullette
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