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Pinebush
Ericameria pinifolia
  
About Pinebush (Ericameria pinifolia) 2 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ericameria pinifolia is a species of flowering shrub in the daisy family known by the common name pinebush. This plant is endemic to southern California where it is found in scrub and chaparral from the inland foothills to the deserts. This is a green, hairless shrub reaching maximum heights of one half to two meters. It is covered in clustered needlelike leaves each one to four centimeters long which at first glance look like very young pine needles. The leaves are more fleshy than true needles and the plant is not related to the pines. Atop each of the many erect branches is an flower cluster of small whitish flower heads. The plant blooms twice per year, producing single-head flower clusters in the spring and flower clusters with many smaller heads in the fall. The fruit is an achene with a bright white, red, or tan pappus.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
4 - 8 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Slow

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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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
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Schinia argentifascia Image
Schinia argentifasciaSchinia argentifascia
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Digrammia pictipennata Image
Digrammia pictipennataDigrammia pictipennata

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Nurseries
Nurseries

Ease of Care
Ease of Care
Moderately Easy

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Common uses
Common uses
Hedges, Bird Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 3.5" - 64.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 2.95", Coldest Month: 32.1" - 59.4", Hottest Month: 58.1" - 88.2", Humidity: 0.97" - 39.26", Elevation: -24" - 7419"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Pine-bush


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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