Creosote Bush


Larrea tridentata




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Form: Shrub
Seasonality: Evergreen
Size: 10ft tall by 10 ft wide
Leaves: Distinctive two leaf wing, tiny; usually yellow-green, darker and aromatic after rainfall
Flowers: Yellow, solitary, small, numerous; bloom mainly in spring, sporadically throughout the year
Fruit: Pea-sized capsule, fuzzy ball
Stems/Trunks: Contorted, woody, gray
Range/Origin: Southwest Deserts
Hardiness: Sunset Zones 7-14, 18-21

Comments: Low litter, No thorns



  • Exposure: Full sun, reflected heat
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Tolerant
  • Propagation: Seed,
  • Maintenance: Minimal

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