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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

18

Clusters of white rose like flowers and very aromatic foliage

Scientific  Name:

Chamaebatiaria millefolium

Common Name 1

› Desert Sweet

Family:

Rosaceae

Origins:

Native range from east of the Cascades and Sierra Nevada Mountains from Deschutes County to southern California, east to Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico

Plant Type:

Med - Lg Shrub (usually >3' and never < 1.5')
Common Name 2

› Fern Bush

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

VL

Soil Preference:

Sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Yellow-Green

Foliage Description:

Leaves alternate, small, 2-8 cm long and compound giving a fern like appearance

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

White

Flower Description:

White showy, about 1 cm wide with 5 petals in long terminal clusters

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

yes

Winter Interest Description:

Capsule like fruit splits open at maturity and persists through the winter

Mature height:

2-7'

Mature spread:

3-6'

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Resident of scrub, woodland, and forests in western North America

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

yes

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Jun

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Aug

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

No serious pests

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

No serious diseases

Environmental Problems:

Dislikes clay soils

Landscape Problems:

None

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
Resource Links

Plant Maintenance Information

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

Sponsors
Desert Peaks Healthcare
George & Vickie Minor
Whistle Stop Farm & Flowers

McPheeter's Turf
High Desert Farms Nursery Sales, LLC
Schilling's Garden Market

Speakers
Karen McCarthy, Madras Garden Depot
Dan Denning, City of Bend
Nicole Bell, OSU Ecology Lab

Professor Amy Jo Detweiler
Craig LeHoullier
Amanda Egertson, Deschutes Land Trust
Dana Sanchez, OSU
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