Keckiella corymbosa

Redwood keckiella

Plant Type: Perennial
Sun: Partial Shade, Shade, Sun
Drainage: Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 2' X 3'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
What do these mean?



Redwood keckiella grows in a variety of habitats in coastal mountains from San Luis Obispo County to the Oregon border. It is unusual for growing in a wide range of plant communities. It is found in various forest settings, but also in exposed rocky outcroppings. In Santa Clara County one may find it in the latter setting in the Loma Prieta area. Redwood keckiella grows as a low mound of dark green leaves. The tubular red flowers appear in summer, providing much-needed support for hummingbirds and insects. Most sources list redwood keckiella as evergreen. This is somewhat surprising since other members of the genus are invariably summer deciduous. Plant redwood keckiella in well-draining soil.


Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen