Botanical Name: Simmondsia chinensis
 Common Name: Jojoba
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color


Fruit Color



Fruit Season

Summer, Fall




Very Low


Growth Rate



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.