Fern Bush

Chamaebatiaria millefolium
Size: #5
3-5 feet high x 3-5 feet wide
Zone 4
Full Sun


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Plant Select 2006. Fine-textured, gray-green fern-like foliage with a thick waxy coating gives rise to the name of this high desert aromatic plant. White flowers like a cluster of strawberry blooms top the stem from mid to late summer. Dr. Crenshaw, CSU entomologist, says this plant is one of the best pollinator plants he’s come upon! Our friends at the Denver Botanical Gardens recommend using it as an informal western hedge. Makes a great privacy screen for a hot patio or terrace!

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Throughout this site, the following are used as guidelines for watering established plants:

water_drops_icon  These truly xeric plants can live with our 12 inches of natural annual precipitation and only need a winter watering during a multi-year drought, but they will thrive with a monthly watering. Overwatering will kill some of these.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants are adapted to intermittent deep watering with soil drying to a depth of a few inches between waterings. Watering frequency may be every couple of weeks during the active growing season and maybe only one winter watering for optimal care.
water_drops_iconwater_drops_iconwater_drops_icon  These plants need regular watering somewhat like a bluegrass lawn so that they never dry to depth in the root system during the active growing season, and need occasional winter watering to prevent root dessication and resultant plant death.

About sizes of our plants:

Sizes indicated with a # are roughly the equivalent in gallonage; so a #2 is about a 2 gallon pot size; b&b stands for balled and burlapped.