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PlantFiles: Henna, Mignonette Tree, Egyptian Privet
Lawsonia inermis

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Family: Lythraceae (ly-THRAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lawsonia (law-SOH-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: inermis (IN-er-mis) (Info)

Synonym:Lawsonia alba

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18 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Herbs
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:
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 Pink
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral trifunov On Oct 18, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a tender shrub that originated in the tropics, and needs to be brought indoors in the winter in northern climates. The shiny light green leaves also show some orange and red shades. The white to pink flowers provide a wonderful scent. Henna is used to dye the skin and hair.

Regional...

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

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Vista, California
Boca Raton, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida
Brownsville, Texas
Hallettsville, Texas
Plano, Texas



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