Shrub- Prostrate chamise

  • Prostrate chamise in garden
    Common Name: Prostrate chamise

    Botanical Name:  Adenostoma fasciculatum 'Nicholas'

    Family: Rosaceae

    Description: Dark-green, needle-like foliage, stays low to ground; native to California and Baja California chaparral

    Sun: Full sun to part shade (inland)

    Water: Drought tolerant

    Soil: Adaptable except alkaline

    Habit and form: Slow growing evergreen shrub, 1-3 feet tall to 3-5 feet wide.  Mounding, then spreading growth

    Prostrate chamise closeup

    Flower type: Clusters of small flowers 1-3 inches long at ends of branches

    Flower color & bloom season: Small, white flowers are short lived but progress from rust to chocolate colors.  Blooms profusely in late spring and early summer

    Uses, if any, for plant and/or flowers:    Use in median strips, rock gardens or containers

    Pruning time & method: Regular light pruning to keep small and compact