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Common Name: Apache Plume
Fallugia paradoxa is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 2.50 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
South-western N. America.
Dry sun-baked rocky hills[
Requires a position in full sun in a perfectly drained soil with shelter from cold winds and protection from prolonged frosts[
], it is best grown against a south-facing wall[
]. Succeeds in a hot dry position[
]. Tolerates calcareous soils[
]. Dislikes winter wet[
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[
A source of oilseed[
This species has an extensive root system and has been planted for erosion control[
A rinse made from the steeped leaves is used as a hair rinse to promote growth of the hair[
The branches have been tied together to make a broom for outdoor use[
Seed - best sown in a greenhouse in the autumn[
]. 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, mid summer in a frame[