PlantsZanthoxylum→Toothache tree (Zanthoxylum hirsutum)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 15 feet or more
Leaves: Deciduous
Fragrant
Fruit: Edible to birds
Other: 1/4 inch round green fruits, mature to brownish-red and contain small, shiny black seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Other: Greenish-yellow to white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Dioecious

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Photo gallery:
Location: Cisco, Tx (between Dallas and Abilene)Date: 2018-09-27Great local anesthetic for gums & teeth.
By Ivan_N_Tx
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Location: Medina Co., TexasDate: June 19, 2012Texas Toothache Tree, foliage
By LindaTX8
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Location: San Antonio, TexasDate: May 2009Texas Toothache Tree
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Toothache tree by CrystalIvy Sep 15, 2019 2:40 PM 0
Tree/brush identification by slgs_13 May 1, 2020 7:44 AM 3
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