Broadleaf, deciduous shrub which grows to 1.5-20 ft (~ 0.5-6 m) tall and 5-10 ft (1.5-3 m) wide. Stems branch from the root crown and spread outward. Branches have shreddy bark and smaller reddish twigs may be slightly spiny. Leaves are simple, alternate, about 2.3 cm long an 1 cm wide, lobed and with toothed margins. The flower clusters (panicles) carry small, pinkish-white to cream flowers; bloom occurs from June through August.
Hardy to USDA Zone 3 Its native range extends from central Idaho south to southern Arizona and the Big Bend region of Texas and east to the edge of the plains grasslands in east-central Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and into the upper third of Mexico.
Part shade, used in natural landscaping design projects and as a large container plant.
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