fern bush

fern bush


Common name: fern bush, desert sweet
Botanical name: Chamaebatiaria millefolium

Light: full sun
Height: 5 – 7 feet
Water: low, very drought tolerant once established but stays green with water
Soil type: adapts to various soils

Found in the Intermountain West, this finely textured semi-evergreen shrub has fragrant small white rose-like flowers in August and fern-like leaves; shear down annually to rejuvenate foliage; deer resistant


  • a large bush covered with small white flowers in a garden
    the fernbush