Botanical Name: Fallugia paradoxa
Common Name: Apache Plume  
Plant photo of: Fallugia paradoxa
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

3-6', 6-12'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer, Intermittent


Leaf Color

Bronze, Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Rocky


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Ranch, Woodland


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Parking Strip, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Erosion Control, Hedge, Mass Planting, Naturalizing


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

This dependable evergreen shrub grows up to 6' tall and 4' wide. White rose flowers appear intermittently but heavily from April through May. Wheat colored branches are lined with small, olive green, lobed leaves. This fast growing, specimen shrub does well in full sun and is cold and drought tolerant. It can be used for erosion control and wildlife cover. It is called Apache Plume because of its feathery seed heads. It is very attractive.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.