Tree Detail

Ericameria nauseosus


Chamisa, Rabbitbrush

Ericameria nauseosus   

Category: deciduous shrub   Size: medium

Mature Size: 6' by 3'

Zone: 1-11   Growth Rate: fast

Foliage: Long and narrow, greenish-gray with a soft felt-like covering

Elevation (if known):

Water: Drought tolerant, doesn't need much water

Soil : Thrives in wide range of soils and tolerates alkali soils.

Sun: Full

Comments: Does well in Alamosa. Beautiful yellow blooms in the fall. Is frequent in northern New Mexcio. Moved from genus chrysothamnus in 1993.


Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no

Street Tree? no   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? yes   Native to: High desert, Rocky Mtns

Known Locations: Alta Fuels

Information Sources: Sunset Western Garden Book, Landscaping on the New Frontier, Wikipedia