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