Shrub

*This plant is not currently in production, but the page is preserved for informational purposes.

This small shrub is native to much of the Southwest, at elevations from 500 to 3500 feet. It is a revegetation staple in areas where it is the main understory plant. The small gray leaves are covered with short white hairs. The insignificant flowers produce abundant pollen, which can be a nuisance for allergy sufferers. The flowers are followed by prickly burs. It requires well-drained soil, full sun exposures, and some supplemental irrigation until established in the landscape.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Shrub

Size (H x W): 2ft x 3ft

Flower Color: Green

Hardiness: Zone 8: 10˚F

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