Cneoridium dumosum (Nutt.) Hook. f. ex Baill.
Bush Rue, Bush-rue
Rutaceae (Rue Family)
Synonym(s): Pitavia dumosa
USDA Symbol: CNDU
A 2-5 ft. shrub with an intricately branched, sprawling habit that lends itself to being a high ground cover. The plant has small, shiny leaves and white flowers the appear after winter rains. The fruit, which may not occur every year, looks like a red, 1/4 in. orange.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Fruit Type: Drupe
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Dec
Native Distribution: Orange & San Diego Cos., CA to adjacent Mex.
Native Habitat: Mesas & bluffs below 2500 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry soils.
PropagationDescription: Sow treated seed.
Commercially Avail: yes
Find Seed or Plants
Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Web ReferenceWebref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Cneoridium dumosum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cneoridium dumosum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cneoridium dumosum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-09
Research By: TWC Staff