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Palmer's Goldenbush
Ericameria palmeri
  
About Palmer's Goldenbush (Ericameria palmeri) 4 Nurseries Carry This Plant Palmer's Goldenbush (Ericameria palmeri) is a native shrub that grows in Southern and Central California, primarily in the South Coast, the Channel Islands and Sonoran Desert regions. It was formerly classified in the genus Haplopappus, and some sources may still refer to it by that name. There are two recognized varieties, one of which (var. palmeri) is rare and included on CNPS List 1B.1. It tends to grow in flats and slopes, at elevations from 0-2600 feet. While not the most attractive plant, it has wildlife value and is probably best suited for restoration projects or wildlife gardens. Its very late bloom time when little else is in flower makes it important for pollinators.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3 - 13 ft tall
3 - 10 ft wide

Form
Form
Rounded

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Evergreen

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer, Fall

Wildlife Supported
 
Numerous insects are attracted to the flowers in late summer/fall. Numerous seed-eating birds and small mammals are attracted to the seeds.

 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 10 likely * ) SHOW ALL
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Plagiomimicus tepperi Image
Plagiomimicus tepperiPlagiomimicus tepperi
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Tetracis formosa Image
Tetracis formosaTetracis formosa
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Schinia albafascia Image
Schinia albafasciaSchinia albafascia
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Aristotelia argentifera Image
Aristotelia argentiferaAristotelia argentifera
*
Schinia argentifascia Image
Schinia argentifasciaSchinia argentifascia

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun

Moisture
Moisture
Extremely Low, Very Low

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Never irrigate once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Adaptable

Common uses
Common uses
Bird Gardens

Companion Plants
Companion Plants
Best suited for a "wild" garden along with Manzanita (Arctostaphylos sp.), Sagebrush (Artemisia californica), Ceanothus sp., Bush Poppy (Dendromecon rigida), Brittlebush (Encelia californica), Buckwheat (Eriogonum sp.), Bush Mallow (Malacothamnus fasciculatus), Bladderpod (Peritoma arborea), Sage (Salvia sp.), and various cactus and succulent species.

Propagation
Propagation?
By seed

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dry flats and slopes of the coast, inland valleys and foothills

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 7.2" - 33.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 2.45", Coldest Month: 33.5" - 57.0", Hottest Month: 61.0" - 82.8", Humidity: 0.70" - 33.55", Elevation: 20" - 7419"


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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