The pink flowers set atop a fuzzy gray shrub. It grows in openings in heavy chaparral and mixed evergreen forest. The soil is adobe/shale to red clay. The associated species are Quercus agrifolia, Adenostoma fasciculatum, Garrya elliptica, Rhamnus californica,Diplacus aurantiacus, Arctostaphylos luciana and Arbutus menziesii. A fast grower in most situations. Use where you want a gray plant (such as against a concrete wall), with pink flowers. The plant is fairly narrow (it will sucker to some degree) and will fit into a narrow flower bed.
Malacothamnus palmeri tolerates clay.
Malacothamnus palmeri is great for a bird garden.
Foliage of Malacothamnus palmeri is evergreen.
Flower of Malacothamnus palmeri has color pink.
Communities for Malacothamnus palmeri:Chaparral, Closed-cone Pine Forest and Mixed-evergreen Forest.