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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Simmondsia chinensis-Jojoba

Evergreen, extremely tough, durable, tolerates exposures full sun, heat to part shade.  Seed grown forms vary widely.  Good wildlife food.  Dark gray-green & leathery leaves.  Slow to moderate growth rate.  Very drought tolerant.  Can be as large as 8' tall x 10' possibly larger.  Densely branched.  Foliage damaged in low 20s killed below 15f.  Dioecious.  5-5000' on gravelly slopes S Arizona, California, Baja.  Accepts pruning.  Tolerant of adversity.       


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