Malacothamnus fasciculatus - Bush Mallow
Malacothamnus fasciculatus brightens up the roadside landscape from late Spring through much of the Summer and into Fall. The Bush Mallow, grows well in disturbed areas and adapts well to dry gardens. Malacothamnus fasciculatus may also be found with the common names Chaparral Mallow or Mendocino Mallow. Malacothamnus fasciculatus is a great late Spring through Summer nectar source for butterflies including the Northern White Skipper, and seed source for birds. The gray-green foliage of the Bush Mallow is attractive in its own right. Malacothamnus fasciculatus is native from Baja to the Northern California Coast. It can be found in the Southern California deserts as well as the Channel Islands. Malacothamnus fasciculatus is tolerant of a wide variety of soil types. The Bush Mallow grow best in full sun but will tolerate quite a lot of shade. Malacothamnus fasciculatus grows 5-8 feet tall and wide with the fragrant flowers weighing down the arching branches. Malacothamnus fasciculatus is Winter hardy into the low to mid teens.
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