Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin information

 Native Plant Database

Adenostoma sparsifolium

Redshank, Ribbon bush, Ribbonwood

Rosaceae (Rose Family)

Adenostoma sparsifolium (Redshank)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy
This erect, tree-like shrub grows 6-18 ft. high. The bark is red-brown and freely exfoliating. Twigs are green. Small, white, tubular flowers occur in open, showy clusters.

Image Gallery:

4 photo(s) available

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


Native Distribution: S. CA
Native Habitat: Dry, chaparral slopes & mesas away from the coast and below 6000 ft.

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Last Update: 2009-02-20