Jamesia americana

Intensely fragrant and showy clusters of waxy, white flowers appear in late spring on this shrub, with the added interest of flaking, reddish-brown bark. Heavy-textured, green foliage transforms to brilliant orange and pink tones in the autumn. This western native shrub adds winter interest with its silvery silhouette. An excellent choice for dry conditions. Xeriscape.

Tips from the pros: Prefers part to dappled shade in hot, lower elevation landscapes. Best to protect from afternoon sun. Plant at the base of a large rock or boulder to shade/cool roots. Position so the beautiful bark can be enjoyed in winter.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 4-6 feet
Width 4-6 feet
Flowering Season May and June
Flower Color White
Sun Sun, Part Sun, Shade
Water Needs Moderate to dry
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 3-8
Soil Type Loam
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest No
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2003
Annual Commercial Maintenance No maintenance, trim out any dead in spring if any.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance Follow annual maintenance.
Elevation Guide Up to 8150 ft