Erigonum Giganteum


Common Names: St. Catherine's Lace


Family: Polygonaceae

Origin: California

Type: Evergreen shrub

Size: 5 to 8 ft. high; 6 to 10 ft. wide.

Flowers: White flowers in clusters, late spring-summer, later turn brown and are used in dry arrangements; leaves gray-green to white, oval, about 1 to 2.5 in. long.

Uses: Banks, backgrounds, slopes, near oaks, in heat. Fire resistive.

Wildlife: Habitat, leaves for caterpillars, etc., seeds for birds, nectar for butterflies. Deer resistant.

Soil: Tolerates a variety; should be well-drained.

Water: Low; deep water twice monthly in summer in heat.

Sun: Full sun on coast; some shade inland.

Pruning: Prune a few inches into “end growth.” Plant may not re-sprout from harsh cuts. Remove lower branches to reveal plant structure.

Pests & Diseases: (None found.)

Notes: From the coastal sage and chaparral plant communities of California’s Santa Catalina and San Clemente Islands. Hardy to 15° F.