By Wendy Mee

ISBN-10: 0874214793

ISBN-13: 9780874214796

ISBN-10: 0874215617

ISBN-13: 9780874215618

This entire quantity presents particular information regarding shrubs, timber, grasses, forbs, and cacti which are local to such a lot U.S. states within the Intermountain West, and that may be utilized in landscaping to preserve water, replicate and defend the region's panorama personality, and support safeguard its ecological integrity. The ebook is a useful advisor for the pro landscaper, horticulturist, and others in the Read more...

summary: This accomplished quantity offers particular information regarding shrubs, bushes, grasses, forbs, and cacti which are local to so much U.S. states within the Intermountain West, and that may be utilized in landscaping to preserve water, mirror and shield the region's panorama personality, and support shield its ecological integrity. The e-book is a useful advisor for the pro landscaper, horticulturist, and others within the Intermountain nursery undefined, in addition to for the scholar, basic reader, gardener, and house owner

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Its glossy green leaves with parallel venation and its striking purplish bark, as well as its white flowers, make this a desirable plant in the landscape. It is low enough that it could serve as a ground cover. Fendler mountain-lilac (C. fendleri) is a related species that is very low-growing with spines. Another related species, snowbrush ceanothus (C. velutinus), is a broad-leaved evergreen shrub with a pervasive cinnamon odor that is especially noticeable when one tramples the plant. It is subject to desiccation when exposed above snow in the winter and it is difficult to establish, but it has nice form, foliage, and flower display.

ROOTS: Deep, spreading. LEAVES: 3⁄ 4", elongated with 3 lobes at tips, silvery pubescent, LARRY RUPP aromatic; fine texture, silver- to blue-green. FLOWER: Yellow, inconspicuous; July–November. FRUIT: Achene, inconspicuous. BARK: Twisted, gray-brown, scaly. WINTER: Evergreen, attractive. Natural Habitat HABITAT AND RANGE: Open slopes, bottomland; WA to MT, south to NM and CA. ELEVATION: 3,000'–10,000'. PLANT COMMUNITIES: Subalpine, parkland, coniferous forest, aspen forest, meadows, mountain brush, pinyon-juniper, shrub steppe, cool desert shrub.

WILDLIFE VALUE: Most birds, deer. Comments Utah serviceberry is a multistemmed medium to large shrub that has showy spring flowers, interesting purplish bark on mature stems, and attractive and tasty fruits that are a very strong draw for wildlife. Its yellow fall color is a distinct difference from its larger cousins found in the east. As such it can occupy an important backdrop position in a low-water-use landscape. It differs from the closely related saskatoon serviceberry (A. alnifolia), which is found in protected cool canyon locations, by growing in very much drier, rockier, and hotter habitats.

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