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Fendler's Buckbrush

Ceanothus fendleri

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Shrub, perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Moderate
Sun Partial shade, shade
Pollinators Butterflies
Has Spines Yes
Size
In relative feet, width by height
4 × 4 (can spread)
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season April-September
Flower Color White
Minimum Temperature Range -30 °F
Leaf Description Simple ellipses, small
Fruit Three-chambered capsule
Longevity
In years
20
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Elevation Range 5000-10000 ft.
Ethnobotany A tea or tincture was used as a treatment for swollen lymph nodes and other lymphatic issues. Also used as a vasoconstrictor to reduce high blood pressure.
Description A clumping or spreading shrub with showy white blooms. This plant lends itself well to high elevation gardens, and can be used as an understory plant in shady areas. The glossy foliage and abundant, fragrant blooms make this an attractive addition to a landscape, but is probably best avoided by low desert gardeners.