PlantsLysiloma→Desert Fern (Lysiloma watsonii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Lysiloma watsonii Accepted
Lysiloma watsonii subsp. thornberi Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 15 to 20 feet
Plant Spread: 12 to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Semi-evergreen
Fruit: Other: 3 to 8 inch long, flattened brown legume containing numerous flattened reddish-brown seeds
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Shade Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Desert Fern (Lysiloma watsonii)

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Lysiloma watsonii seed question? by Junkerist Apr 28, 2019 1:35 AM 2
Is this a Lysiloma watsonii? by Junkerist May 14, 2021 9:10 PM 4
Any cool edible Desert plants? by Junkerist Apr 11, 2019 8:43 AM 2

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