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Adenostoma fasciculatum ~ Chamise, Greasewood

Adenostoma fasciculatum can be used in a variety of ways in the landscape. Adenostoma fasciculatum grows to 6-8 feet tall and wide. Chamise responds well sheared as a hedge, or grown as a small weeping tree. The papery bark is a spectacle unto itself. Chamise attracts a variety of butterflies including blues and hairstreaks. Adenostoma fasciculatum is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar. Adenostoma fasciculatum grows in full sun on a variety of soils. Chamise grows best with limited summer irrigation. A profusion of flowers are produced at the tips of the branches in the Spring. Adenostoma fasciculatum is Winter hardy into the low teens or single digits. Chamise is on a number of fire clearance lists as it is quite flamable and should not be used near structures in fire prone locations or plants should be widely separated from one another.

Adenostoma fasciculatum, Greasewood, Chamise

Flowers and foliage of Adenostoma fasciculatum Chamise or Greasewood. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.