Larrea tridentata

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Species Name: Larrea tridentata
Common Name: Creosote Bush

Extremely drought-tolerant due to its deep root system. Reproduces clonally and is considered one of the longest living organisms. Beautiful open shrub. Attractive and fragrant.

Plant Family: Zygophyllaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 10' H x 10' W
Growth Habit: Upright, multibranched
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining, rocky
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant to occasional
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Eastern Sierra Nevada, Deserts
Natural Habitat: Desert scrub below 3300'

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