Simmondsia chinensis

Jojoba
Jojoba
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

4-6′ x 4-6′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Chartreuse

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Hedge, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

13-Dec

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

10-Sep

Moderate-growing multi-stemmed evergreen shrub typically growing to 4-6’ tall and wide or greater with age. This southwestern-native species forms a rounded mound of stiff gray-green foliage and produces inconspicuous chartreuse-colored flowers in early-spring followed by brown nutlike fruit that has a high oil content and is commonly used in the commercial production of oils soaps and skin products. Both male and female plants are needed for fruit production. Tolerates heat sun and drought and is well-suited for arid or desert landscapes where it is often grown as a clipped hedge foundation or background planting. Requires a fast-draining soil and prefers a full sun exposure. A more robust-looking plant is achieved when given supplemental summer watering.

 

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