Fendler’s Buckbrush

Ceanothus fendleri

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Shrub
Longevity 20 (in years)
In relative feet, width by height
6 X 4
Description Simple ellipses, small
Flower Color White
Fruit Three-chambered capsule
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Sun Full, Partial
Spines or Thornes Yes
Freeze Tolerance Poor
Ethnobotany/Medical Important medicinal root for cleansing lymphs and blood. Berries eaten once sweetened with sugar, inner bark also edible. Used for tonsil inflammation, sore throats and enlarged lymph nodes. Also used for sore mouth, as a ceremonial emetic, and as kindling.
Water Needs Moderate, Moderately High