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PlantFiles: Apache Plume
Fallugia paradoxa

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Fallugia (fah-LEW-gee-uh) (Info)
Species: paradoxa (par-uh-DOKS-uh) (Info)

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive MurrayTX On Nov 29, 2013, MurrayTX from El Paso, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This can be found in the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden enjoying both part and full sun. It can grow to be 5 ft tall and 4 feet wide, needs minimal care, and does not seem to suffer in the winter. It should be more common than it is, and wildlife seem to love it.

Positive duvalderay On Jun 16, 2013, duvalderay from Boise City, ID wrote:

Beautiful xeric plant, and very durable. Despite having a taproot, I was able to transplant a third year plant successfully last year.

Positive pajaritomt On Aug 15, 2006, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

This is a lovely and drought resistant native plant here in New Mexico. It is now used for xeric landscaping. It is only striking when the seeds form and the bush is covered with pink "plumes" attached to the seed. Grows easily from seed.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Sierra Vista, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Los Angeles, California
Broomfield, Colorado
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Delta, Colorado
Grand Junction, Colorado
Boise, Idaho (2 reports)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
High Rolls Mountain Park, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
El Paso, Texas
Salt Lake City, Utah
Santaquin, Utah

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