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<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Adenostoma sparsifolium''<br>
 
<h3>'''Botanical Name:''' ''Adenostoma sparsifolium''<br>
 
'''Common Name:''' Redshanks or Ribbonwood</h3>
 
'''Common Name:''' Redshanks or Ribbonwood</h3>
Long-lived shrub (100+ years). Yellow-green bark turns red with age and shreds off.  Attractive foliage is heather-like. Birds are fond of the seeds. Likes good drainage.<br>
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:Long-lived shrub (100+ years). Yellow-green bark turns red with age and shreds off.  Attractive foliage is heather-like. Birds are fond of the seeds. Likes good drainage.
  
 
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'''Plant Family:''' Rosaceae
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:'''Plant Family:''' Rosaceae
  
'''Plant Type:''' Shrub
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:'''Plant Type:''' Shrub
  
'''Height by Width:''' 6-20' H x 15' W
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:'''Height by Width:''' 6-20' H x 15' W
  
'''Growth Habit:''' Tree-like, sometimes multi-branched
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:'''Growth Habit:''' Tree-like, sometimes multi-branched
  
'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
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:'''Deciduous/Evergreen:''' Evergreen
  
'''Growth Rate:''' Moderate
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:'''Growth Rate:''' Moderate
  
'''Sun Exposure:''' Full sun
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:'''Sun Exposure:''' Full sun
  
'''Soil Preference:''' Adaptable
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:'''Soil Preference:''' Adaptable
  
'''Water Requiremenets:''' Drought-tolerant to occasional
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:'''Water Requirements:''' Drought-tolerant to occasional
  
'''Cold Hardy to:''' 15 degrees F
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:'''Cold Hardy to:''' 15 degrees F
  
'''Flower Season:''' Summer
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:'''Flower Season:''' Summer
  
'''Flower Color:''' White
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:'''Flower Color:''' White
  
'''Endangered?''' Not listed
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:'''Endangered?:''' Not listed
  
'''Distribution:''' South Central Coast, Outer South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges, Baja
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:'''Distribution:''' South Central Coast, Outer South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges, Baja
  
'''Natural Habitat:''' Chaparral, dry slopes, and mesas below 6,000 feet
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:'''Natural Habitat:''' Chaparral, dry slopes, and mesas below 6,000 feet
  
'''Hummingbirds:''' FALSE<br>
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[[Image:songbird_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:butterfly_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:clay_iconA.jpg]] [[Image:slope_iconA.jpg]]
'''Birds:''' TRUE<br>
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'''Under Oaks:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Butterflies:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Clay:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Aromatic:''' FALSE<br>
 
'''Slope/Erosion:''' TRUE<br>
 
'''Container:''' FALSE<br>
 
  
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:'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
  
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'''Care and Maintenance'''<br>
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:'''History'''<br>
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:* Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
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:* From ''California Native Plants'', Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Erect growing shrub 8 to 15 feet high, with small light green leaves and spikes of white flowers. The trunks are cinnamon-colored with reddish shredding bark, giving rise to the common names of red shank, ribbon wood, etc. A good shrub for a hot dry place. Gallon cans, 75c."
  
'''History'''<br>
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:'''Other Names'''<br>
  
'''Other Names'''<br>
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:'''References'''<br>
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:* Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. ''California Native Plants for the Garden.'' Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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:* Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. ''Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots''. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
  
'''Links'''<br>
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:'''Links'''<br>

Latest revision as of 22:03, 5 April 2010

Botanical Name: Adenostoma sparsifolium
Common Name: Redshanks or Ribbonwood

Long-lived shrub (100+ years). Yellow-green bark turns red with age and shreds off. Attractive foliage is heather-like. Birds are fond of the seeds. Likes good drainage.

Plant Family: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 6-20' H x 15' W
Growth Habit: Tree-like, sometimes multi-branched
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: South Central Coast, Outer South Coast Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges, Baja
Natural Habitat: Chaparral, dry slopes, and mesas below 6,000 feet

Songbird iconA.jpg Butterfly iconA.jpg Clay iconA.jpg Slope iconA.jpg


Care and Maintenance


History
  • Introduced into cultivation in California by Theodore Payne.
  • From California Native Plants, Theodore Payne's 1941 catalog: "Erect growing shrub 8 to 15 feet high, with small light green leaves and spikes of white flowers. The trunks are cinnamon-colored with reddish shredding bark, giving rise to the common names of red shank, ribbon wood, etc. A good shrub for a hot dry place. Gallon cans, 75c."
Other Names
References
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
Links