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  Rabbit Brush
Big Rabbit Brush, too large for that small spot

Rabbit Brush

Rabbit Brush or Rubber Rabbit Brush, Chrysothamnus nauseosus, is a fast growing evergreen shrub that does very well in the desert Southwest.

Rabbit Brush can get up to seven feet in height and requires full sun and low watering, once established.

The plant blooms in the spring with clusters of yellow flowers. When the leaves or stems are crushed, a strong odor is emitted. Some species contain traces of rubber, hence the name Rubber Rabbit Brush.

Rubber Rabbit Brush is well adapted to the desert heat and is a great choice for xeriscapes. It does get quite large, so take that into consideration when deciding where to plant it. Looks good as a tall background plant with lower-growing green or flowering shrubs in the foreground.

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