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Olneya tesota

Desert Ironwood.

Santa Margarita, CA
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One Gallon -1 $ 14.99
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Olneya tesota, Desert Ironwood, is hardy to about 25 deg.. It's requirements are about the small as citrus. Desert Ironwood small 15-20' desert tree much like a Blue Palo Verde. The wood is hard and strong. It's heavy, it will not float. The seeds are edible after roasting. Give the plant a sun spot with good drainage and a little water. Its best spot would be 5-10' away from a lawn in the lower desert. If you can grow citrus you may be able to grow this. It will go deciduous under cold or drought stress.

Olneya tesota tolerates sand.

Olneya tesota's foliage color is gray and type is deciduous.
Olneya tesota's flower color is violet.
Olneya tesota's fruit is edible.

Communities for Olneya tesota:Creosote Bush Scrub.

ph: 6.00 to 8.00
usda: 10 to 10
height[m]: 3.00 to 7.00
width[m]: 3.00 to 5.00
rainfall[cm]: 13.00 to 26.00

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