Botanical Name: Larrea tridentata
 Common Name: Creosote Bush
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

White

 

Fruit Season

Summer

Sun

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Poor, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Silhouette

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall

 

Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Swimming Pool

 

Special Uses

Screen, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Open, angular evergreen shrub grows to 6'x 6'. Dark green, foliage is fragrant after a rain. One of the most abundant plants in the southwest desert. Extremely drought tolerant. Good informal screen. Native to North American deserts.
Frost tolerant to 5 F.