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Simmondsia chinensis

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Family: Simmondsiaceae
Genus: Simmondsia (sim-MONDS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)

11 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Shrubs

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Evergreen
Blue-Green

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive chameleontree On Feb 25, 2005, chameleontree from Congress, AZ wrote:

Very heat and drought tolerant ,easy to grow from seed (nuts)
can be grown in pots ,very deep rooted when grown in the ground , wind pollinated ,male and female plants , 3 to 5 yrs. to be able to sex seedlings, can grow 2 to 15 ft. Can live for hundreds of years , nuts contain an oil (wax) that was SPF of 15 and is easy to extract , nut are also edible

Regional...

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

Congress, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Bostonia, California
Fallbrook, California



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