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Golden Fleece
Ericameria arborescens
About Golden Fleece (Ericameria arborescens) 5 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ericameria arborescens is a species of flowering shrub in the daisy family known by the common name goldenfleece. This plant is native to California and Oregon where it is a resident of chaparral communities and open woodlands. This is a resinous, hairy shrub exceeding two meters in maximum height. It has many erect branches covered in very thin, needlelike to lance-shaped leaves between 3 and 6 centimeters long. Atop each stem is an flower cluster of many bright golden flowers, each a rounded bunch of disc florets about half a centimeter wide. This plant is adapted to ecosystems prone to wildfire.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

6.6 - 10 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 10 likely * ) SHOW ALL
Tetracis formosa Image
Tetracis formosaTetracis formosa
Schinia albafascia Image
Schinia albafasciaSchinia albafascia
Aristotelia argentifera Image
Aristotelia argentiferaAristotelia argentifera
Schinia argentifascia Image
Schinia argentifasciaSchinia argentifascia
Digrammia pictipennata Image
Digrammia pictipennataDigrammia pictipennata

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade


Common uses
Common uses
Hedges, Deer Resistant

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open areas

Annual Precipitation: 7.4" - 166.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.17" - 3.27", Coldest Month: 35.6" - 52.9", Hottest Month: 54.3" - 77.5", Humidity: 0.29" - 25.48", Elevation: 11" - 8669"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Goldenfleece

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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