Argan Tree, Spiny Argania Tree, Morocco Ironwood

Argania spinosa

Family: Sapotaceae
Genus: Argania (ar-GAN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: spinosa (spy-NO-suh) (Info)

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Trees

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 10, 2016, Lotim from Belfast,
United Kingdom wrote:

Seeds are readily available on Amazon or eBay and despite being extremely tough, are easily germinated; no pre-treatment required. Use a container that will allow 6-8 inches root growth and fill with sand. Water the sand so it is damp all the way down and bury the seeds with maybe a quarter left exposed. Cover the container and keep it warm (about 18 degrees will do). i found a 2 litre drink bottle to work well as you can cut several inches of the middle and slot the two pieces together.
Within ten days, the seeds should be splitting and roots appearing. When the seed case is mostly split, carefully remove to let cotyledons appear. Job done! i've had 100 percent success rate with this method.

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