Water Needs

Light Needs

Common Name

Big Sagebrush

Scientific Name

Artemisia tridentata

Botanical Pronunciation

ART-eh-ME-zee-ah tri-den-tah-ta

Plant Type

Large Shrubs

Deciduous / Evergreen


Special Features

Extremely drought tolerant


Spring, Tiny yellow-green flowers

Growth Habit

Upright and round

Growth Rate


Average Landscape Size

8' x 8'

Landscape Uses

Excellent for banks and slopes (erosion control), as a ground cover or hedge

Care Information

Plant in deep rocky soil. Native to higher elevations of Washington County. Periodic pruning to remove old stems rejuvenates the plant. Susceptible to root rot if the soil is too wet.

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USDA Hardiness Zone

-20° F, Zone 5a

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