Larrea tridentata

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Information by: Kathleen Moore        Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

 

Description

Open, angular evergreen shrub grows to 6'x 6'. Dark green, foliage is fragrant after a rain. One of the most abundant plants in the southwest desert. Extremely drought tolerant. Good informal screen. Native to North American deserts.

 

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

n/a

 

Fruit Color

White

 

Fruit Season

Summer

Sun

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Poor, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

n/a

Design Styles

Ranch, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Silhouette

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Swimming Pool

 

Special Uses

Screen, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds

Water Saving Tip:

Your landscape plants can share water.

If you have high plant density in your landscape (canopy edges are 2 feet apart or less), you may be able to apply less water per plant.