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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 3 1/2 feet
Plant Spread: 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Gophers/Voles
Tolerates dry shade
Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Dioecious
Goes Dormant

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Honey Bees in the Garden:  MayHoney Bees in the Garden: May
By Mindy03 on May 5, 2011

May is a month that showcases flowers for special days. Flowers for May Day, flowers for Mother's Day, flowers for Memorial Day and flowers for the honey bees.

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Location: San Francisco Botanical GardensDate: 2009-01-31
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2012-06-02Will soon lose leaves as a result of summer drought.  This is nor
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Location: San Francisco Botanical GardensDate: 2009-01-31
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-03-18
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Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, CaliforniaDate: 2014-01-10
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Photo courtesy of: Clivid
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Comments:
Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Apr 16, 2012 8:51 AM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees. They also get honeydew from this plant.

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perfect for Christmas by eclayne Nov 13, 2012 9:17 PM 5
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