Dalbergia sissoo

Arizona Rosewood
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

50-70′ x 35-70′


Full to partial sun


Medium Water

Flower Color

White, Yellow, Pink

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Drought Resistant

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

H1, H2, 13, 19, 21-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Dalbergia sissoo  is an erect thornless soft green shade tree. It is fast growing to 40′ and is deciduous. It is sometimes referred to as Arizona Rosewood or Indian Rosewood. It has primarily been found growing along river banks but it can range naturally up to 4000 ft. The temperature in its native range averages 50–104 °F). Dalbergia sissoo can withstand average annual rainfall up to 75 in. but tolerate droughts of 3–4 months. Soils range from pure sand and gravel to richer soil along river banks. Dalbergia sissoo can grow in slightly saline soils.

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