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Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia

Ornithostaphylos oppositifolia


Baja California Bird Bush

A rare California Native shrub that is only found in San Diego. It can reach a height of fifteen feet tall and ten feet wide.  White flowers bloom in the winter and spring.  The bark is red.

Plant with: Chamise (Adenostema fasciculatum), Red Shanks (Adenostema sparsifolium), Buckeye (Aesculus parryi), Arctostaphylos speciesCeanothus speciesMountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus betuloides), Chaparral Ash (Fraxinus parryi), Tecate Cypress (Hesperocyparis forbesii), Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia), Laurel Sumac (Malosma laurina), Redberry (Rhamnus ilicifolia), Sugar Bush (Rhus ovata), and Mission Manzanita (Xylococcus bicolor).

-Full sun

- Prefers well drained soil

- Attracts hummingbirds

- Hardy up to 15 degrees

- Native to California