Las Pilitas Nursery

California Native Plants are all we grow!

Blog Contact Us Directions

3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453

Shop For Plants Cart Contents

This website is dedicated to Bert Wilson. His genius continues to inspire us.

Olneya tesota

Desert Ironwood.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon -1 $ 14.99
Plants in production
-- -- --
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

What does all this mean!?!

Shop Online
This plant is sold out right now. The worker bees are working on it.

Plant Lists: View Information About Other Plants

Alphabetized by scientific name: A -B -C -D -E -F -G -H -I -J -K -L -M -N -O -P -Q -R -S -T -U -V -W -X -Y -Z
Alphabetized by common name: A -B -C -D -E -F -G -H -I -J -K -L -M -N -O -P -Q -R -S -T -U -V -W -X -Y -Z
Alphabetized by cultivar: A -B -C -D -E -F -G -H -I -J -K -L -M -N -O -P -Q -R -S -T -U -V -W -X -Y -Z

Las Pilitas - Home Page