Syn. Tetradymia axillaris longispina. Cottonthorn is a summer deciduous perennial shrub from the Desert. A pain to grow in any numbers at all, but we do eckkkk out a few occasionally. When insanity hits we have more than a few on hand. Thorny beyond belief, a very interesting shrub is the woolly appearance stage, uglyyyyy when it shuts down.
An amazing wildlife plant. Flowers provide nectar for many butterflies and other native insects. The thorns provide protection for birds, lizards and other wildlife.
Not for container stock, nor a small back yard. Difficult unless you live in gravelly soils of the desert, or your soil test hole drains in under a minute or two. Very useful as dessert in a desert landscape. CottonThorn with three Salvia Pozo Blue, Celestial Blue or Salvia clevelandii surrounding it makes for a colorful wild garden life.
|Hours:||Open Saturday only from 9am to 4pm|
|Address:||3232 Las Pilitas Rd. Santa Margarita, CA 93453|
|Hours:||Open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 4pm|
|Address:||8331 Nelson Way Escondido, CA 92026|
Tetradymia spinosa longispina Cotton Thorn tolerates sand.
Tetradymia spinosa longispina Cotton Thorn's foliage type is stressdeciduous.
Tetradymia spinosa longispina Cotton Thorn's flower color is white.
Communities for Tetradymia spinosa longispina Cotton Thorn:Joshua Tree Woodland and Pinyon-Juniper Woodland.
|ph:||6.00 to 8.00|
|usda:||7 to 10|
|height[m]:||0.50 to 1.00|
|width[m]:||0.50 to 1.00|
|rainfall[cm]:||20.00 to 40.00|
Last edited on 2012-01-08 18:10:09.