Botanical Name: Simmondsia chinensis
 Common Name: Jojoba
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Green

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

Brown

 

Fruit Season

Summer, Fall

Sun

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

 

Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Parking Strip, Park, Parking Lot, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Erosion Control, Filler, Hedge, Screen, Mass Planting, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Evergreen, mounding shrub grows slowly to 6' x 6'. Gray-Green leathery leaves. Yellow-green nonshowy flowers appear in spring followed by brown nut on female plants. Tolerates reflected sun. Good for naturalistic landscapes, screening, or informal hedge. Native to the Sonoran Desert.
Frost tolerant to 20 F.