Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business

Gazette Premium Content PLANT OF THE WEEK: Fernbush

by Julie Mcintyre info@summerlandgardens.com - Published: July 6, 2013
by Julie Mcintyre info@summerlandgardens.com - Published: July 6, 2013

Common Name: Fernbush Scientific name: Chamaebatiaria millefolium Height: 3 to 6 feet Width: 3 to 5 feet Blooms: July to August Where to plant: Full sun Water requirement: Moderate to xeric (once established) Preparing the soil: Garden loam, clay or sandy soil Hardy: Zones 4 (up to...

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories for this 30 day period*

Register for 4 more free articles.

or
*A 30 day rolling period starts the day you first visit the site.
Are you a subscriber and having trouble viewing stories?
Advertisement

Common Name: Fernbush

Scientific name: Chamaebatiaria millefolium

Height: 3 to 6 feet

Width: 3 to 5 feet

Blooms: July to August

Where to plant: Full sun

Water requirement: Moderate to xeric (once established)

Preparing the soil: Garden loam, clay or sandy soil

Hardy: Zones 4 (up to 7,000 feet)

This bush sports lacy, fern-like, gray green leaves adorned with showy white flowers in summer. Fragrant, scaly and sticky leaves deter deer; flowers attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Seed heads persist into winter and are quite ornamental. This tough Western native shrub can be semi-evergreen in warmer climates, has nice fall color and is adaptable to various circumstances.

BY Julie McIntyre, the owner of Summerland Gardens

Comment Policy

If you are a subscriber or registered user we welcome your comments. Please register or login with your gazette.com account to comment on a story. Click here for information.

Advertisement
Advertisement
The Gazette’s Deal of the Day
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement