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Common Name: Silver Sagebrush

Scientific Name: Artemisia cana

Native / Introduced: Native

Main Uses:

~Wildlife habitat improvement

~Roadside stabilization

~Native landscaping

~Restoration of disturbed land

Height: 2 - 4 feet

Colors: Grey teal leaves

Flowering Season: Fall

Soil Types: All, except dense clays

Tolerances: Alkali

Elevation: 4,000 - 7,000 feet

Sun or Shade: Full sun

Minimum Precipitation: 10-16 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 850,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall

Planting Depth: 1/8 inch

Stratification Requirements: Store in freezer until planting

Category: Shrub



Silver Sagebrush, an evergreen and occasionally rhizomatous shrub, is widely distributed across much of the western United States, with the exception of the west coast and southwestern deserts. This adaptable plant thrives in various soil textures, excluding dense clays, and exhibits a preference for moister environments, typically found near streams, meadows, and at higher elevations in mountainous regions. However, certain ecotypes of Silver Sagebrush can thrive in drier sites. The shrub demonstrates resilience to weak acid, salt, and moderate alkali. This shrub is tolerant to poor drainage, high water tables, and flooding, showcasing its robust winter-hardiness. Silver Sagebrush is highly valued for its attractiveness to deer, elk, and antelope, making it an essential component in the diets of these animals. Furthermore, it plays a crucial role in the ecosystem as a provider of food and cover for sage grouse. Due to its versatile qualities, Silver Sagebrush finds utility in various applications, such as wildlife habitat improvement, roadside stabilization, native landscaping, and the restoration of disturbed lands.



NRCS Profile:

Silver Sagebrush


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