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Adenostoma fasciculatum (Chamise)
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Adenostoma fasciculatum (Chamise)


Chamise, Greasewood 

Tongva - huutah

Kumeyaay - iipshii

A slow growing member of the rose family that is native northern Baja California.  It can reach up to thirteen feet tall and eight feet wide.  White flowers bloom in the spring through summer.

Plant with: Deerweed, Thick-leaved Yerba Santa, Toyon, Lemonade Berry, Mission Manzanita, Del Mar Manzanita, other Manzanita species, Scrub Oaks, Yucca species, various cactus species, native bunch grasses, and geophytes such as Mariposa Lilies

- Plant in full sun

- Very low water needs

- Water once a month after the first year

Tolerant of sand and clay. Soil PH: 5.0 - 8.0

- Drainage fast, medium, slow

- Hardy up to 15 degrees

- Attracts birds, bees, and butterflies

- Native to California and Northern Baja California

- Caution flammable, leaves are shiny with flammable oils, especially in warmer weather. It is said to be highly flammable but can be kept fire-resistant by occasional watering.