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Hudsonia tomentosa

sand false heather, woolly beach-heather


Sand false heather is a slow-growing, semi woody ground cover adapted to extremely dry conditions. It produces a short-lived cloud of yellow flowers in the summer. Although often found in sand dune habitats, sand false heather is not tolerant of salt spray or disturbance. Can be difficult to establish in gardens.

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Height: 3-8 in
Spread: 1-2 Feet
Hardiness Zone: 2-8


Bloom Color: Yellow

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry
Ecoregion
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Landscape Use
Rock garden
Groundcover
Growth Habit
Compact/Clumping


North American Distribution


Photo by Lucien Taylor (c) Native Plant Trust
Photo by Lucien Taylor (c) Native Plant Trust
Photo by John Lynch (c) Native Plant Trust
Photo by John Lynch (c) Native Plant Trust
Photo by John Lynch (c) Native Plant Trust
Photo by John Lynch (c) Native Plant Trust