Plant of the Week 09/06/19
Desert Sweet Fernbush Chamaebatiaria millefolium Zone 4-9
Clusters of white, fragrant flowers cover this beautiful native shrub from early to mid-summer. Finely textured, fern like foliage add to the uniqueness of this semi-evergreen shrub. The sweet smelling flowers attracts both bees and butterflies.
The flowers change into bronze seed pods that help keep this shrubs interest into winter months. Plant in full sun and water regularly until the shrub is established. Can tolerate poor soils and is drought tolerant once mature. Can reach up to 8' tall and wide.
Great when used as a single specimen, a privacy hedge or a windbreak. Deer resistant due to its fragrant foliage.