Brickellia californica

California brickellbush

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 5' X 5'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
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Brickellbush is widespread in California and beyond. It is especially common in dry areas. It grows as a rounded shrub of dense gray-green leaves. The flowers are small and cream colored, hard to notice against the lightly colored foliage. The bricklebush is most appreciated for its fragrance, which can be quite pleasant in the summer months. The aroma can carry for some distance. Brickellbush needs very little to thrive. A sunny site with little or no supplemental irrigation will be fine. Plant brickellbush where it can contribute its sweet scent without contributing to garden aesthetics.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen