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Chuparosa
Feather Bush
Turpentine Bush
Chilean Mesquite
Chuparosa

Common name:Chuparosa
Botanical name:Justicia californica

Sprawling shrub grows to 4' x 4'. Moderate growth rate. Usually leafless. Succulent green stems, small orange to red tubular flowers. Full sun. Quite drought resistant but grows faster with some supplemental water. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to the Sonoran Desert.

Feather Bush

Common name:Feather Bush
Botanical name:Lysiloma microphylla

Semievergreen tree grows at a moderate to 15' x 15'. Leaves are tiny and medium green. The flowers are 1/2 to 1 in. wide, cream colored puffballs. It has a lush appearance and can be grown as a shrub or small tree. Native to Arizona and Sonora.

Turpentine Bush

Common name:Turpentine Bush
Botanical name:Ericameria laricifolia

Low mounding evergreen shrub grows to 2' x 3'. Tiny dark green, needle like leaves have aroma of turpentine. Yellow clusters of flowers appear late summer to fall. Seeds attract birds. Native to southwest U.S. and Mexcio.

Chilean Mesquite

Common name:Chilean Mesquite
Botanical name:Prosopis chilensis

Semievergreen tree can rapidly grow to 30' x 30'. Thorns are variable. Can be multitrunked. Dark coarse textured bark. Accepts reflected sun. Upright grower with wide crown. Avoid overwatering to control windstorm uprooting. Yellow-green flowers in spring.

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