Botanical Name: Fallugia paradoxa
Common Name: Apache Plume  
Plant photo of: Fallugia paradoxa
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California Native Plant
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

3-6', 6-12'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Bronze, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Ranch, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Durable shrub 6' tall x 4' wide. Native over wide range SW, Calif. to Tx, Col to Mx. White rose flowers appear intermittently heavily Apr-May. Named for its feathery seed heads. 3-8000' in arroyos, gravelly slopes in upper desert 3500-8000' Semi- evergreen. Fast. Wheat colored branches lined with small olive green lobed lvs. Full sun afternoon shade best. Durable, low maintenance. Excellent ornamental. One of showiest of native shrubs. Drought & cold hardy. Erosion control. Wildlife cover.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.