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

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Bronze, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


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: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Durable shrub 6' tall and 4' wide. Native over wide range: SW, CA to TX, CO to Mexico. White rose flowers appear intermittently heavy from Apr-May. Named for its feathery seed heads. Found 3-8000' in arroyos, gravelly slopes in upper desert 3500'-8000'. Semi-evergreen. Fast-growing. Wheat-colored branches lined with small olive green lobed leaves. Full sun, afternoon shade best. Durable, low maintenance. Excellent ornamental. One of showiest of native shrubs. Drought & cold hardy. Erosion control.
Dig hole, insert plant slightly higher than soil grade. Disturb root ball very little. No amendments, just native soil. No fertilizers. Backfill the hole .Water lavishly. Mulch top of soil around plant in a 4' diameter circle. - Bert Wilson Las Pilitas