Botanical Name: Lysiloma microphylla
 Common Name: Feather Bush
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub

 

Height Range

12-25'

 

Flower Color

White

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Clay

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Background, Entry, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio, Park

 

Special Uses

Shade Tree, Small Spaces

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Susan Frommer

  • Description

  • Notes

Semievergreen tree grows at a moderate to 15' x 15'. Leaves are tiny and medium green. The flowers are 1/2 to 1 in. wide, cream colored puffballs. It has a lush appearance and can be grown as a shrub or small tree. Native to Arizona and Sonora.
Frost tolerant to 25 F. Also known as Lysiloma microphylla.