|Feather Bush, Lysiloma watsonii.|
Photo Taken May 6, 2006. Glendale, Arizona.
|Flowers & Leaves.|
Feather Bush Trees.
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An evergreen to deciduous tree native to southeastern Arizona's Rincon Mountains and into Sonora, Mexico.
Height: Up To 45 feet tall. Most are about 25 - 30 feet tall.
Trunk/Twigs: 3 to 8 inches in diameter.
Bark: Grayish-brown, thin, rough.
Flowers: Cream white; including many tiny stamens clustered in stalked balls 1/2" in diameter; late spring.
Blooming Time: Late April - May.
Seed Pods: Seedpods 4 - 6 inches long.
Seeds: Smooth, brown, hard seeds are only slightly flattened.
Leaves: Pinnately compound. With 6 - 8 pairs of pinnae and 20 to 35 pairs of tiny leaflets per leaf that are each linear to oblong up to 3/16 inch long. The leaves turn golden yellow and fall off in Spring. They are quickly replaced.
Found: The USDA claims it is native to the USA (AZ). Native in Arizona to Pima county. Native to Mexico in northern Sonora. Native to the Sonoran Desert.
Elevation: 0 - 2,900 feet.
Hardiness: Not very cold hardy below 28 °F.
Soil pH requirements:
Habitat: Dry, well-drained soils; drought tolerant. Sonoran Desert.
Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken May 06, 2006 in Glendale, Arizona. Very common low water use landscaping plant in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.
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