Kochia scoparia 'Acapulco Silver'
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Kochia scoparia 'Acapulco Silver'

burning bush
summer cypress

  family chenopodiaceae 
  genus kochia 

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Genus  Kochia Species  scoparia Variety  Cultivar  Acapulco Silver Common names  burning bush   firebush   summer cypress Family  CHENOPODIACEAE Specimen number  S11758 Data source  HtZn p131
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Annual Life span  1 year Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Flower Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  2' - 4' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Moist, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  Above 40� F AHS heat zones  Heat zones 09-02 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Kochia scoparia 'Acapulco Silver' has an attractive autumn display of leaves. One of the common garden uses for this plant is in hedges and screens. This very tender plant can only survive nighttime temperatures of 40� Fahrenheit. Burning bush (also known as summer cypress and firebush) needs summer days with high heat. This plant does best in full sun. It needs soil that is moist, well drained.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Hedges and screens Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  yes Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Tender Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Kochia scoparia 'Acapulco Silver' is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Kochia scoparia 'Acapulco Silver' has an annual life cycle. Leaves: Burning bush (locally known in some parts as summer cypress and firebush) has variegated leaves. This plant has silver tipped feathery leaves that turn red in fall.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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