Desert Tea

 

 

Ephedra nevadensis

 

 

Ephedraceae

 

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Form: Shrub
Seasonality
: Evergreen

Size: 3 ft high by 3 ft wide
Leaves
: Small, insignificant and usually drop leaving bare stems
Flowers
: Insignificant, green
Fruit
: Round, pale yellow cones
Stems/Trunks
:
Range/Origin
: Southwest U.S. and Northern Mexico
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 3,7, 9-14, 18-23,

Comments: No thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full sun

         Water: Low to Moderate

         Soil: Tolerates poor soils, must be well drained

        Propagation: Seed

         Maintenance: Minimal to none

 

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