Horsetail
Ephedra tweediana

Family: Ephedraceae
Genus: Ephedra (eh-FED-ruh) (Info)
Species: tweediana (twee-dee-AH-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

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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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Hayward, California

Gainesville, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Feb 18, 2009, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

I have kept "Uncle It" for at least five years in a 6" pot...then last year sat that pot on top of a 10" pot..it's rooted through now I suppose.
I have seen photos of them growing in the UCLA botanical garden and really a lush looking haystack looking plant.
From what I can tell it takes much water to very little.The more,the better "It" looks.So to speak. Full sun. They could be better for rock gardens over being stand alone plants.
I think, they are not quite as potent as the desert Ephedra's I read from some source,someplace....