Fendlera rupicola

Fendlera rupicola overview of Cliff Fendlerbush in flower
Common Name Cliff Fendlerbush
Latin Name Fendlera rupicola
Native Habitat Higher desert mountains of Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, limestone, well drained
Water Once or twice per month in summer
Height X Width Maximum 2 X 10 feet, usual 1 foot X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism Wiry stems discourage some browsers
Leaves Evergreen, silver, cold deciduous
Garden Suitability Fragrant, Thornless, Moonlight, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Purple flowers in spring to fall, fragrant, silver foliage
Nature Value Flowers used by butterflies and bees; larval plant for butterflies
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/White%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/fendlera%20rupicola.htm
    Images and data http://www.wnmu.edu/academic/nspages2/gilaflora/fendlera_rupicola.html
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/fenrup/all.html
    Images and data http://museum.utep.edu/chih/gardens/plants/DtoF/fendrupi.htm
    Images and data http://aggiehorticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/nativeshrubs/fendlerarupico.htm
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=FERU
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