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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Eysenhardtia orthocarpa-Kidneywood

Large shrub or small tree that can grow to a mature size of about 20' tall by 12' wide. This plant is deciduous, but may be semi-evergreen in milder climates. Small white fragrant flowers that smell of vanilla open in clusters on terminal spikes throughout the summer. This Arizona native is quite tolerant of sun, reflected heat, drought, poor soils, and cold. Butterflies, wasps, bees are attracted to the flowers for the nectar and the foliage is larval food.  Hardy to 0 F.  USDA Zone 7.


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