3 to 7 ft.
3 to 4 ft.
central and southern Rocky Mountains to eastern California
USDA zones 4-7
hardy to 8,000 ft.
Stansbury's cliffrose is an amazingly drought-tolerant native shrub. It has an irregular branching pattern with small, sparse, gray-green foliage.
The five-petaled, light yellow flowers are very attractive, blooming over much of the branches. They mature into white, fuzzy plumes.
This shrub is a very good choice for a naturalistic landscape. It can tolerate neglect and drought once established.
There are two cliffroses growing at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. They are beautiful shrubs with irregular-shaped branches. The flowers are beautiful, and the seeds are just as attractive.
The leaves are very small and not very noticeable. It may be hard to find in nurseries, but is worth the search or special order.
Prune out dead or damaged branches as needed. Prune when young to achieve desired shape.