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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Lysiloma microphylla v. thornberi-Fern of the Desert

Semi-evergreen tree to 45'. Will grow rapidly with moisture. Rough gray bark. Pinnately compound leaves drought /cold deciduous. Flower heads small, pale & cream color. Sun, heat & drought tolerant. Can freeze to the ground in cold areas. Native e of Tucson in Sonoran desert 2800-4000'. Lush texture, dense shade. Naturally a multiple stem. Damaged below 20. Drops leaves briefly in spring. Seed pod litter. Chlorotic if overwatered. Larval food plant for Large Orange Sulphur. Mimosa replacement.

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