Apache plume

Fallugia paradoxa


Apache plume is an evergreen shrub with tiny leaves, upright branching, white flowers and amazing feather-like seed clusters. This desert native can grow 4-5 ft. tall and as wide, and is best suited to sunny locations and well-draining conditions with low amounts of supplemental water.

Apache plume is often combined with other California natives in desert and sage scrub planting schemes. It fits nicely with palo verde and mesquite trees, desert lavender, desert encelia, chuparosa, desert fairy duster and golden barrel cactus. It provides a long season of landscape interest due to its white flowers and persistent seed clusters.

Plant Type: Shrub
Foliage Character: Evergreen
Habit: Upright, Mounding
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Medium green
Flower Color: White
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Frost, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Rock gardens, Raised planters, Parks and open space, Flowering accent plant, California native, Borders, Banks, Background plant
Height: 4 ft. – 5 ft.
Width: 4 ft. – 5 ft.