San Diego Marsh Elder, Poverty Weed
This fast growing native is now being widely used for slope coverage and erosion control. Although fairly unremarkable otherwise, it is very effective for this use. The plant grows to 1-2'H and 4-6'W with inconspicuous flowers. Best with summer irrigation to maintain a more lush appearance. Can be heavily pruned to encourage new growth annually.
Information by James Campbell, El Nativo Growers
Dig hole, insert plant slightly higher than soil grade. Disturb root ball very little. No amendments, just native soil. No fertilizers. Backfill the hole .Water lavishly. Mulch top of soil around plant in a 4' diameter circle. - Bert Wilson Las Pilitas
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