St. Catherine's Lace
Naturally found on dry slopes on Santa Catalina and San Clemente islands in Southern California, St. Catherine's Lace is a fast-growing medium-sized evergreen rounded shrub with broadly oval greyish white leaves and large lace-like clusters of white to pink flowers that mature to reddish-brown. Plant becomes more irregular with age and forms a thick trunk with rough, shredding brown bark. Use on slopes, in borders, containers, or as a specimen.
Leaf texture : Thick, leathery, and tomentose
Leaf length : 2-3"
Leaf shape : Broadly oval
Leaf color : Greyish-white with white felted underside
Flower notes : Flowers mature to a reddish-brown color.
Flower width : 12"
Flower shape : Clusters
Flower color : Pink
Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen
Average size maturity width : 6-10 ft.
Average size maturity height : 4-8 ft.
Growth rate : Moderate
USDA Zone : 20 to 25 F( Z9a)
Sunset zone : 5, 7-9, 14-24
Water requirements : Moderate
Light exposure : Sun
Attractive bark :Yes