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Apache Plume

Apache Plume

Regular price $7.40 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Spread: 4-8 feet
Flower Color: white
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Apache Plume, scientifically known as Fallugia paradoxa, is a unique and attractive deciduous shrub native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is highly valued in water-wise and native plant gardens for its distinctive appearance, drought tolerance, and ability to thrive in challenging environments.

Growing to about 3 to 6 feet tall and spreading 4 to 8 feet wide, Apache Plume forms an open, airy structure with small, green, lobed leaves that provide a delicate texture to the landscape. From late spring to early fall, it produces single, white, rose-like flowers that are followed by distinctive, feathery, pink seed heads, resembling plumes. These plumes persist on the plant long after the flowers have faded, providing extended visual interest.

Adapted to full sun, Fallugia paradoxa thrives in well-draining soil and is exceptionally drought-tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping, desert gardens, and naturalized areas. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including poor soils, as long as they are well-drained.

In landscaping, Apache Plume is often used as a specimen plant, in mixed borders, or as part of a native plant garden. Its unique flowering and seed heads make it a conversation piece, and its ability to attract pollinators such as bees adds to its ecological value.

Overall, Apache Plume is a low-maintenance and visually striking shrub, ideal for gardeners looking to add texture, color, and interest to dry, sunny areas. Its drought tolerance, ease of care, and distinctive appearance make it a favored choice for a variety of landscaping projects, especially those focused on sustainability and native plant use.

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