Common Name Apache Plume
Latin Name Fallugia paradoxa
Family / Origin Rosaceae / Named for Abbot Fallugi, famed botaniust
Sunset zone / USDA zone 2-23 - 5-10
Type / Form Bush / Medium to large
Native Habitat Between 3,000 and 8,000 feet in the Chihuahuan, and Mojave Deserts
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun to light shadee
Water Once per month in summer
Height X Width Maximum 6 X 6 feet, usually 4 feet X 4 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen or winter deciduous, dark green, tiny
Flowers White rose-like flowers May through Dec., pink plumed fruits
Bark / Roots Light gray-brown, irregularly ridged and furrowed, a bit shreddy.  Twigs slender, light gray-brown, numerous short tufts of foliage.
Maintenance Little to none

Seed - best sown in a greenhouse in the autumn. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame.

Pests and Diseases None
Landscape Uses Erosion control, ground cover, rock garden, low maintenance, specimen
Garden Suitability Songbird, Butterfly, Ethnobotanical, Thornless
Nature Value Flowers used by butterflies, bees, and birds, browse for deer
Native American Uses Used for a hair preparation (leaves seeped), branches used to make brooms
Comments Under used inlandscaping
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    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
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