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Grayia spinosa

Hopsage.

We currently do not grow this plant.

Western deserts up to 7000 ft., evergreen shrub to 4 ft., seeds and leaves vary from dark green to brilliant red, a nice addition to a dry landscape. It is well armed. (The last person I showed this plant to in the wild didn't believe me and slipped when he was looking for the thorns. I learned a new hop-skip step and a few new words.) This one is one of those desert plants with weird cold hardiness. I know it has tolerated -20 in it's range but it is only hardy to 20 here. It will tolerate cold if it is covered with snow, has a slow cold change (hardens off), or has brief dips. If you are in a cold spot and you want to grow it expect some difficulty. An excellent wildlife plant. Never more that 10 inches of rain.

Grayia spinosa tolerates alkaline soil.

Grayia spinosa's foliage color is white and type is evergreen.
Grayia spinosa's flower color is na.

Communities for Grayia spinosa:Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland and Shadscale Scrub.

ph: 7.00 to 9.00
usda: 5 to 10
height[m]: 0.50 to 1.30
width[m]: 1.00 to 1.30
rainfall[cm]: 19.00 to 33.00

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