Chamisa root structure

Asked September 25, 2015, 11:28 AM EDT

Please describe for me the root structure of chamisa. Do the roots extend out to tips of branches as they do in a tree? Are they a compact root ball like sanseveria? Are they a large woody mass like yuccas?

Sandoval County New Mexico

1 Response

There is not a lot of information about the rooting habits of Chamisa. Most desert plants, however, have a prominent tap root that is used to obtain water during very dry periods. Check with the Master Gardeners affiliated with the Extension office in Sandoval County at:

711 S Camino Del Pueblo, PO Box 400, Bernalillo, NM

Phone: 505-867-2582

Also check out "The Rooting Habits Of Desert Plants" by William Austin Cannon