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Ephedra viridis (Mormon Tea)

Ephedra viridis
Mormon Tea

This spiky shrub is native to sagebrush county throughout the West. The leafless, bright green jointed stems provide a strong vertical form. The plants are separately sexed, with females producing small cones. Plant in full sun and provide excellent drainage.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Green
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Slow
Height 2' - 3' (ft)
Spread 3' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 2' (ft)
Characteristics Great Foliage, Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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