COMPACT WITH PROFUSE YELLOW BLOOMS
- Blooms are bright yellow and can be enjoyed in summer and fall
- Foliage is dense with blueish gray leaves
- Produces achene seeds which are loved by birds
- Enjoys the company of bees, butterflies and other pollinators
- Happily finds itself at home when planted as a hedge or screen, in rock gardens, or used to assist in erosion control
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- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 4-9
- Mature Height: 4-7' tall
- Mature Width: 4-7' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Spacing: 2-4' apart
Why plant Rubber Rabbitbrush?
The Rubber Rabbitbrush is a quaint native shrub that thrives in many different locations. This shrub grows anywhere from 4-7’ tall and spans about the same in width. In late spring early summer we are delighted by bright yellow blooms that remain visible till fall. Once the blooms have had their time in the sun the Rubber Rabbitbrush produces seed-like pods known as achene. These seeds provide a feast for birds to gear up for the winter season. For a small history lesson the Rubber Rabbitbrush has been utilized not only by Natives of the land for chewing gum made from the bark, but as tea, yellow dye, and surprisingly cough syrup, but was also studied to be a rubber substitute during World War II. Enjoy the Rubber Rabbitbrush and all it has to offer in themed gardens such as rock or butterfly, planted to assist in erosion control or as a screen or hedge to decorate your home.
How to use Rubber Rabbitbrush in the landscape?
If you have been looking for a dense beautiful shrub that requires minimal maintenance to add to your home landscape the Rubber Rabbitbrush is perfect for you. Looking its best in summer and fall with bright yellow blooms the Rubber Rabbitbrush is a great addition to any xeriscaped locations. Not only is pruning care at a minimum but water requirements are almost nil especially during the warmer months. This attribute allows the Rubber Rabbitbrush to assist in erosion control especially when planted on banks or slopes. Utilize this shrub as a hedge/screen or planted in a garden laden with pollinators for a good ol pollinator party.
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
How To Plant Rubber Rabbitbrush
Are you considering planting a Rubber Rabbitbrush on your property? Let's take a look at some of the requirements needed for this shrub to thrive. The Rubber Rabbitbrush enjoys locations where the soil is dry yet well draining in areas that provide full sun. If your soil does not meet the criteria and you still want to plant one of these guys simply amend your soil as needed and enjoy.
How To Water
You would be surprised to know that for the Rubber Rabbitbrush watering requirements are extremely low. When first planted water as needed when the soil is dry, however don't drench the roots. This shrub once established will offer excellent drought tolerance and need little to no water during the summer months. If you are to hands on with this shrub it does have the tendency to spread and can take over locations it is planted in.
How To Fertilize
Keeping your plants fed is a great way to promote healthy growth. This process can start the moment you introduce this shrub to your property. Simply incorporate fertilizer to the planting site by mixing it in with the soil. If you planted your Rubber Rabbitbrush in the spring then fall would be the next opportune time to fertilize. If you planted in the fall the following spring will be your next application. Keep this schedule going and enjoy a healthy happy shrub for the length of its life.
How To Prune
After you have given your Rubber Rabbitbrush some time to grow it may be wise to consider the pruning process. You are in luck; these are relatively low maintenance shrubs that maintain their compact form. If you are interested in shaping your Rubber Rabbitbrush this process will do best in late winter or early spring before the push of new growth. You may also remove any dead or damaged branches to make way for new growth and allow for better air circulation. If you are looking to maintain an even more tidy look once the blooms have passed you may remove those branches to make way for newer growth.
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