Larrea tridentata
Plants of the Southwest

Larrea tridentata

Creosotebush

Creosotebush is an evergreen desert shrub from 4-8 ft. high and wide with bright green, glossy foliage. One of the most abundant plants of the Southwest. Extremely drought tolerant. Useful as a screen or windbreak. Attracts honey bees. Sow in spring. Nick seed coat with a knife or puncture with a needle to allow water in and soak 8 hours. Germination is erratic. Put a handful of leaves in the shower for their fragrance. Zones 7-9.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 789


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