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Mock Heather
Ericameria ericoides
  
About Mock Heather (Ericameria ericoides) 13 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ericameria ericoides is a species of flowering shrub in the daisy family known by the common names California goldenbush and California heathgoldenrod. This plant is endemic to California, where it grows in the sand dunes and coastal hills between the northern San Francisco Bay Area and the Los Angeles area. This shrub rarely approaches a maximum height of one meter and is densely foliated with comblike fans of small cylindrical leaves up to a centimeter long. Its small erect branches are topped with flower clusters of small golden yellow flower heads, each with several disc florets and a few ray florets.

This is a great landscaping choice for sandy seaside conditions.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
2 - 3.5 ft tall
3 - 4 ft wide

Form
Form
Mounding

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Fast

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer, Fall

Wildlife Supported
 
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators

 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 9 likely * ) SHOW ALL
Aristotelia argentifera Image
Aristotelia argentiferaAristotelia argentifera
*
Plagiomimicus tepperi Image
Plagiomimicus tepperiPlagiomimicus tepperi
*
Tetracis formosa Image
Tetracis formosaTetracis formosa
*
Schinia albafascia Image
Schinia albafasciaSchinia albafascia
*
Digrammia pictipennata Image
Digrammia pictipennataDigrammia pictipennata

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to 20 - 25° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast

Soil Description
Soil Description
Sandy dunes. Tolerates Saline Soil. Soil PH: 6 - 7

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
14, 15*, 16*, 17*, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dunes and sandy soils

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 6.4" - 59.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 0.79", Coldest Month: 41.4" - 56.7", Hottest Month: 58.5" - 77.4", Humidity: 0.41" - 25.07", Elevation: -224" - 4336"

Alternative Names
Common Names: California Goldenbush, California Heathgoldenrod


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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