Drought-tolerant California native bush mallow needs little water – California News

Drought-tolerant California native bush mallow needs little water – California News

This is one part in a weekly series featuring the UC Davis Arboretum’s “Garden Gems” series – 45 can’t-fail, easy-care, low-water plants well adapted to our region and that add sparkle to drought-tolerant landscapes.

Fremont’s bush mallow

Malacothamnus fremontii

Size: Up to 4 to 6 feet tall and wide, spreading with age.

Bloom season: Delicate pink flowers in summer.

Exposure: Sun or partial shade.

Pruning needs: Pinch growth when young to induce branching.

Water needs:

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