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Ceanothus fendleri A. Gray
Fendler ceanothus, Fendler's ceanothus
Synonym(s): Ceanothus fendleri var. venosus, Ceanothus fendleri var. viridis, Ceanothus subsericeus
USDA Symbol: cefe
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Fendlers buckbrush or Fendler ceanothus is a thorny shrub, seldom over 3 ft. tall, with bluish-gray, smooth, thorn-tipped branches. Habit varies from upright and refined to low and sprawling. The evergreen plant is covered with small clusters of white flowers for 1-2 weeks in late spring to mid-summer.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul
, WY Native Distribution: WY
s. to w. TX, AZ
& n. Mex. Native Habitat:
Pine forests of foothills & mountains; 5000 to 10,000 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, rocky soils
Conditions Comments: Considered the most hardy of the western Ceanothus species. Used in rock gardens and sandbank plantings. Shear for more compact growth.
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff