Green Brittle Bush

 

Encelia frutescens

Asteraceae

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Forms Shrub
Seasonality: Drought deciduous perennial
Size: 5 feet high by 5 feet wide

Leaves; Spade-shaped to nearly round rough-textured green leaves

Flowers: Yellow flowers, whitish stems (January to September)
Fruit: Seed capsule
Stems: Many branched white stems forming a rounded shape.

Range/Origin: Southwest USA
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7; hardy to 0 F

Comments: Low litter, No thorns

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Desert soils
  • Propagation: Seed, seed
  • Maintenance: Low

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