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Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba)

Simmondsia chinensis

This durable, long-lived evergreen shrub is native to southern California, Arizona and Mexico. Leathery, oval, gray-green leaves are arranged opposite each other on the branches. The flowers are inconspicuous, and the female plants produce hard brown fruit from which a liquid wax is extracted for cosmetics and other products. Plant in full sun, reflected heat and provide occasional irrigation to speed up its slow growth rate.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Green
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Slow
Height 8 (ft)
Spread 10 (ft)
Spacing 5' (ft)
Characteristics Fruit & Berries, 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
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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