Turpentine Bush is a flowering shrub from the daisy family that grows in desert scrub and woodland. This long-lived, evergreen, compact shrub is loved for its showy flowers and rich green foliage. The aromatic needlelike leaves are covered with a sticky resin that smells like turpentine.
Masses of showy yellow daisy-like flowers are produced at the branch tips in the fall. The flowers are followed by scruffy-looking tan seed heads, which may be pruned off for a more refined appearance. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil, and do not overwater.
Light: Full Sun
Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10
Origin: United States and Mexico