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.
Foliage of Olneya tesota has color gray and is deciduous.
Flower of Olneya tesota has color violet.
Fruit of Olneya tesota is edible.
Communities for Olneya tesota:Creosote Bush Scrub.