Crossosoma bigelovii      
Rhyolite bush    
Crossosoma Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: shrub
Seasonality: perennial, evergreen
Size: to 4ft with equal spread
Leaves: green, lance-shaped, to 1in long
Flowers: white, 1in across, five petals, droop downwards, prominent yellow pistils, citrus-like fragrance
Rhyolite bush
Crossosom bigelovii
Fruit: n/a
Stems/Trunks: gray, erect
Range/Origin: canyons and rocky slopes of southwestern US
Hardiness: hardy



close-up of white flower
Crossosoma bigelovii flower


Research by Master Gardener Toni Moore


aka Desert mock orange, Ragged Rockflower

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