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Eriogonum arborescens * Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat

Eriogonum arborescens grows 4 feet tall and is typically wider than tall. The Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat is quite drought tolerant, and clay tolerant must be given good drainage in garden plantings. Plan for some drying out time between irrigation cycles in heavy soils. Natural rainfall is fine for established plants near the coast, some supplemental water may be required inland. Eriogonum arborescens grows in full sun. Eriogonum arborescens has a long blooming period, starting in late Spring and continuing into the Fall. The flowers quickly fade from white to pink and slowly turn to rust. Eriogonum arborescens is hardy into the single digits. Eriogonum arborescens is a great addition to the butterfly garden where it is a nectar source for the Gray Hairstreak, Hedgerow Hairstreak, Great Purple Hairstreak, Acmon Blue, Umber Skipper Butterfly, Northern White Skipper, Common Buckeye, Mormon Metalmark, and the Mournful Duskywing. Eriogonum arborescens is a host plant for the Western Tussock Moth Caterpillar, Mountain Mahogany Hairstreak.

Eriogonum arborescens, Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat

Pale Pink flowers of Eriogonum arborescens - Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Eriogonum arborescens, Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat

Pale Pink flowers of Eriogonum arborescens - Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Buckwheats in the Eriogonum genus featured on this site:
Eriogonum arborescens * Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum * Ashyleaf Buckwheat, Coastal Buckweat
Eriogonum crocatum * Conejo Buckwheat, Saffron Buckweat
Eriogonum fasciculatum * California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum Warriner Lytle * Warriner Lytle California Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum * Saint Catherine's Lace
Eriogonum grande rubescens * Red Buckwheat, Pink Buckwheat
Eriogonum incanum * Frosted Buckwheat
Eriogonum latifolium * Seaside Buckwheat, Coast Buckwheat
Eriogonum parviflorum * Sea Cliff Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum * Sulphur Buckwheat
Eriogonum wrightii * Bastardsage, Wright's Buckwheat