Photo of Krascheninnikovia lanata (Pursh) A.D.J. Meeuse & Smit Krascheninnikovia lanata
Krascheninnikovia lanata
Common Name Winterfat
Latin Name Ceratoides lanata
Family Chenopodiaceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 2, 3, 7-14, 18-24 /
Type / Form Shrub / Small
Native Habitat Western U. S. and from Alaska to Mexico from sea level to 10,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water Once or twice per month
Height X Width 2 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Grey, evergreen, covered with dense hairs
Flowers Silvery leaves, white hairs on leaves in fall
Bark / Roots Twigs are gray to reddish-brown, stout, ascending, and covered with dense hairs. Trunk bark is gray-brown.
Maintenance None
Propagation Seeds
Pests and diseases Browsers
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, specimen
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Mountain, Moonlight, Mojave
Nature Value Heavily browsed by wild game and livestock
Native American Uses Medicinal, ceremonial, hair wash
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