Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Shrub
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Water Preferences:Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences:Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height:12-13 feet
Plant Spread:10 feet or more
Leaves:Evergreen
Fragrant
Fruit:Showy
Fruiting Time:Summer
Flowers:Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color:Yellow
Bloom Size:Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time:Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures:Taproot
Suitable Locations:Xeriscapic
Uses:Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Guardian plant
Medicinal Herb
Dynamic Accumulator:Cu (Copper)
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Resistances:Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrels
Toxicity:Leaves are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods:Offsets
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous:Tolerates poor soil

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Location: Phoenix Date: 2017-03-14
By Anderwood
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Location: Elephant Butte, NMDate: October 27, 2013fairly young plant growing in the vacant lot next to my home.
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Location: Elephant Butte, NMDate: November 03, 2013a common native shrub near my home; blooming in November
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Location: Elephant Butte, NMDate: October 27, 2013close up of a main stem
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Photo courtesy of: davidbygott
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Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CaliforniaDate: 2015-03-21
By Kelli
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Location: Joshua Tree National Park, CaliforniaDate: 2015-03-21
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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread TitleLast ReplyReplies
Where do you get pumice? by cahdg6891May 4, 2017 11:08 AM13
Yellow desert shrub. by AnderwoodMar 15, 2017 12:56 PM7
What is this? by plantmanagerNov 3, 2016 1:39 AM7
New data field: Dynamic Accumulators by daveJul 28, 2014 9:00 PM3

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