Chrysothamnus nauseosus Chrysothamnus nauseosus
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. albicaulis Chrysothamnus nauseosus Chrysothamnus nauseosus
Common Name Rubber Rabbitbrush, Yellow Rabbitbush,
Latin Name Chrysothamnus nauseosus
Family Asteraceae
Sunset zones / USDA zones 1-3, 10-11 / 7
Type / Form Shrub / Medium
Native Habitat 3,000 to 6,000 feet in western U.S.
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam with low organic content, well drained
Exposure Full sun
Water Once per week
Height X Width 3 feet 2 feet, maximum 5 foot X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Grey, evergreen
Flowers Yellowish green flower, inch long or smaller, arranged in an umbrella shaped head
Bark / Roots Twigs are erect, flexible (rubbery), yellowish-green, and covered with a dense felt-like covering. The trunk is gray-brown with small cracks. The bark is fibrous and somewhat shreddy. / Deep roots
Maintenance None
Propagation Seed - Suggest sowing the seed in spring in a greenhouse and only just covering the seed. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in sand in a frame.
Pests and Diseases None
Landscape uses Erosion control, rock garden, low maintenance, background, parkways, specimen
Garden Suitability Thornless, Moonlight, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Small yellow flowers in summer, cotton tufts in fall, grey leaves and limbs
Nature Value Butterflies and bees use flowers, important erosion preventer
Native American Uses Roots chewed as gum, medicinal
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/threadleafrubberrabbitbrush.html
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysothamnus_nauseosus
    Images and data http://extension.usu.edu/range/woody/rubberrabbitbrush.htm
    Images and data http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/Yellow%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/chrysothamnus%20nauseosus.htm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/65435/
    Data http://www.nps.gov/archive/arch/flowers/families/Common_names/Asteraceae_Chrysothamnus_nauseosus20.htm
    Data http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/plants/shrub/chrnau/all.html
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Chrysothamnus+nauseosus
    Nursery, images and data http://www.cnplx.info/nplx/species?taxon=Chrysothamnus+nauseosus
    Nursery, images and data http://www.laspilitas.com/plants/204.htm
    Nursery, images and data http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/37070/
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=CHVIV4
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