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Olneya tesota (Ironwood)

Olneya tesota
Ironwood, Desert Ironwood, Tesota, Palo De Hierro

Native to the Sonoran desert, this slow-growing tree is evergreen except during periods of intense cold or drought. The branches are armed with a pair of spines at the base of each compound gray-green leaf. Pink-purple, pea-like flowers are produced in clusters each spring, followed by hairy brown pods. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils.

Plant Type Native, Perennial, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Pink
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Slow
Height 20' - 30 (ft)
Spread 20' - 30 (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Great Foliage, Semi-Evergreen
Attracts Birds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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