CAPIS: CALIFORNIA PLANT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Photo Credits: 2009 Barry Breckling | 2005 Aaron Schusteff | 2011 Eric Wrubel

USDA Zones: 7-10
Sunset Zones: 4-5, 7-9, 14-24
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full,Part,Shade
Water: Moderate
Soil: Adaptable
Drought Tolerant: No
Flood Tolerant: Yes
Clay Tolerant: No
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Shrub
Size: 9 ft wide x 9 ft high
Form: Shrub - Oval
Flower Color: Red
Flower Season: Summer
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Texture: Coarse
Deciduous: Yes
Fall Color: Yellow
Fruit: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Fast
Decorative Bark: No
Special: Scent

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where Western spice bush grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.