One of the more interesting plants is a small tree / large shrub with the common name of Redshanks (Adenostoma sparsifolium). Contrary to most web search results, ever iconoclastic Las Pilitas spells it "Red Shanks" and notes, "If pruned a little and opened up it makes a very dramatic small tree. Weird that it is not as wide ranging as its cousin Chamise, but it is as easy to grow and very tolerant of most garden conditions. "
|Hillside covered with Adenostoma sparsifolium (Redshanks)|
|Redshanks (Adenostoma sparsifolium) bark|
|Redshanks (Adenostoma sparsifolium) foliage|
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