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Larrea tridentata (Creosote, Greasewood)

Larrea tridentata
Creosote Bush, Greasewood, Hediondilla, Governadora, Guamis

Native throughout the flatlands of the arid west, this tough evergreen shrub is especially aromatic after a rain. In the wild it has an open form with sparse olive green foliage on woody stems. Irrigated plants will be much more lush and grow faster. Small yellow spring flowers are followed by fuzzy seedpods. Plant in full sun and in well-drained soils.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 4' - 8' (ft)
Spread 4' - 8' (ft)
Spacing 96" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fragrant, Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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