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Fallugia paradoxa - (D.Don.)Endl.
                 
Common Name Apache Plume
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 6-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Dry sun-baked rocky hills[200].
Range South-western N. America.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary
Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Late spring, Mid spring. Form: Rounded.

Fallugia paradoxa Apache Plume


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Fallugia paradoxa Apache Plume
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Physical Characteristics
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Fallugia paradoxa is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in flower from Jul to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Oil.
Edible Uses: Oil.

None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Broom;  Hair;  Oil;  Soil stabilization.

A source of oilseed[200]. This species has an extensive root system and has been planted for erosion control[200]. A rinse made from the steeped leaves is used as a hair rinse to promote growth of the hair[213, 257]. The branches have been tied together to make a broom for outdoor use[257].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Border, Erosion control, Specimen. Requires a position in full sun in a perfectly drained soil with shelter from cold winds and protection from prolonged frosts[200], it is best grown against a south-facing wall[219]. Succeeds in a hot dry position[200]. Tolerates calcareous soils[200]. Dislikes winter wet[200]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of the country, it tolerates temperatures down to about -5°c if the soil is dry[200]. Special Features: North American native, Blooms are very showy.
Propagation
Seed - best sown in a greenhouse in the autumn[188]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200].

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Conservation Status
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Botanical References
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Elizabeth H.
FRED BERGLOFF Thu Mar 2 2006
MUCH HARDIER THAN ZONE 8. IT IS PLANTED IN COLORADO, UTAH, AND ALL REGIONS OF NEW MEXICO. HARDY TO SOMEWHERE BELOW 0 DEGREES F.
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