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Ericameria laricifolia Aguirreā„¢

Turpentine Bush

This long-lived, evergreen, compact shrub is native to the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. This clone from southern New Mexico was chosen for its showy flowers and rich green foliage. The aromatic needlelike leaves are covered with a sticky resin that smells like turpentine. Masses of showy yellow daisy-like flowers are produced at the branch tips in the fall. The flowers are followed by scruffy-looking tan seed heads, which may be pruned off for a more refined appearance. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil, and do not overwater.