Artemisia californica Artemisia californica
The nonshowy shrub California sagebrush, Artemisia californica
Common Name California Sage, Trailing Sagebrush
Latin Name Artemisia californica
Family Asteraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 7-9, 14-24 / 7-10
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat Dry slopes below 4,500 feet in California
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once per month at most
Exposure Full sun
Height X Width Usual 3 feet X 3 feet, may grow up to 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Silver evergreen foliage
Flowers Accent plant, insignificant flowers.  Flowers very small, yellow-green to pink, flower heads arranged in racemes, summer to late fall.
Bark / Roots Initially gray, becoming gray-brown. Slender, whispy and covered in pale pubescence, may be grooved. /
Maintenance Low
Propagation Seed
Pests and diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, background
Garden Suitability Songbird, Fragrance, Thornless
Nature Value Seeds eaten by birds
Native American Uses Medicinal tea
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    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261