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Santa Catalina Island Ironwood

Lyonothamnus floribundus

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lyonothamnus (ly-on-oh-THAM-nus) (Info)
Species: floribundus (flor-ih-BUN-dus) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Davis, California

Gardeners' Notes:

1
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0
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0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 13, 2015, Bigmac6 from Napier,
New Zealand wrote:

Really like this tree. Bought some certified seed (phytosanitary certificate) from the US, propagated it here with about 50% strike. The trees are growing well and quite quickly. They are very attractive and are a useful addition in terms of leaf shape, tree format and trunk/bark colour.

I am in Napier, NZ. Being on a ridge we are quite windy and one tree suffered a loss with the top quarter of the trunk being blown out. However the tree 's growth continues and it is still an attractive, balanced tree.

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