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Cliff Fendlerbush

Fendlera rupicola

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Shrub
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Bees, butterflies
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
4-6' × 4-5'
Freeze Tolerant Yes
Flowering Season March-June
Flower Color White
Minimum Temperature Range -30 °F
Leaf Description Waxy, either opposite or in clusters, narrow and lanceshaped
Fruit Capsules with 4 chambers
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Elevation Range 3000-7000 ft.
Description Fairly common in the highlands and mountains of Arizona where it thrives on rocky slopes and cliff faces. Foliage appears in clusters (fascicles), and consists of waxy narrow lance shapes leaves. In springtime white 4-petaled flowers appear on branch tips creating a beautiful show along canyon cliff edges. This species is choosy about soil type and will probably not thrive in heavy clays, the upright nature of this plant makes it a beautiful centerpiece specimen for a garden filled with flowering shrubs.