Purshia tridentata

Antelope Bitterbrush

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 3/4" deep, tamp the soil, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination

Welcome to our web page advertising Purshia tridentata Antelope Bitterbrush! Also known as bitterbrush, this shrub is native to the mountainous regions of western North America. With its slender three- to five-lobed leaves and beautiful yellow flowers, it is a stunning addition to any landscape.
Purshia tridentata can be found in various regions ranging from southeastern British Columbia in the north, east to Montana and Wyoming, and as far south as New Mexico. It also grows on arid mountainsides and slopes, making it well-suited for harsh environments. In California, it can be found at elevations between 2,200 and 11,100 feet above sea level, including in the Peninsular Ranges, Transverse Ranges, Sierra Nevada, and southern Cascade Range. Further north in British Columbia, it occurs at lower elevations ranging from 1,000 to 3,500 feet.
This deciduous shrub typically reaches a height of 3-15 ft, adding vertical interest to your garden or natural area. Its slender leaves measure between 5 and 20 mm in length, giving it an elegant appearance. What makes Purshia tridentata even more fascinating is its ability to fix nitrogen in the soil, providing a valuable ecological service.
The flowers of Purshia tridentata are a pale yellow color, with five delicate petals that measure 6 to 8 mm in length. The darker yellow anthers add depth and contrast to the blossoms. In the fruiting stage, this shrub produces clusters of dry, slender, and leathery achenes measuring 0.6 to 2 cm long.
Whether you are a gardening enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of native plants, Purshia tridentata is a wonderful addition to any landscape. Its adaptability to arid environments, nitrogen-fixing capabilities, and stunning flowers make it a versatile and unique choice. Explore our website for more information about this fascinating shrub and how it can enhance your outdoor space.

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