Ericameria laricifolia

Ericameria laricifolia

Turpentinebush

Previous scientific name(s): Haplopappus laricifolia

Formerly known as Haplopappus laricifolius. Small evergreen shrub with a rounded shape. Occurs on arid mesas, slopes and canyons with rocky, well-drained soils at 3,000 to 6,000 feet elevation. Small yellow flowers bloom August through November providing brilliant Fall color in Creosote bush and pinyon-juniper woodland communities throughout the desert Southwest. When crushed, the foliage has a sticky resin with an odor similar to turpentine. Poor palatability, but useful in reclamation projects.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 5 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
3,000 
- 6,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
11.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
850,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Fall