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Turpentine Bush, Aguirre
Scientific Name: Ericameria laricifolia (A. Gray) Shinners
Synonym: Aplopappus laricifolius, Haplopappus laricifolius, Bigelowia nelsonii, Ericameria nelsonii
Family: Asteraceae
Turpentine Bush, Aguirre (Ericameria  laricifolia) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-13
USDA: 8-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 0 F (-18C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern USA (west Texas, New Mexico, Arizona) and Northern Mexico, from 3000 to 6000 feet elevation (900-1800 m)

Growth Habits: Evergreen shub, compact mound, up to 3 feet tall (90 cm), 3 feet wide (90 cm); light green to grayish green, thick and leathery, linear leaves, up to 0.8 inch long (2 cm), 0.06 inch wide (1.5 mm), covered with resin, with a turpentine smell when crushed

Watering Needs: Little water once established

Propagation: Seed, cuttings in late summer

Cultural Practices:
Plant 3 feet apart. Shear after the blooming period to keep it compact.

Blooming Habits:
In the fall, the Turpentine Bush gets covered with a mass of yellow, daisy-like flowers, 0.4 inch in diameter (1 cm), with only up to 11 ray flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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