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Desert Fern, Feather Bush
Scientific Name: Lysiloma watsonii Rose
Synonym: Lysiloma thornberi, Lysiloma watsonii var. thornberi, Lysiloma microphylla var. thornberi
Family: Fabaceae
Desert Fern, Feather Bush (Lysiloma  watsonii) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10,12-24
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20F (-7C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern USA, at 2800 to 4000 feet elevation (800-1200 m)

Growth Habits: Cold and drought deciduous tree, up to 15 feet tall (4.5 m), 12 feet in diameter (3.6 m); rough gray bark;

Watering Needs: Little water when established, grows fast with water


Desert Fern, Feather Bush (Lysiloma  watsonii)

Desert Fern, Feather Bush (Lysiloma  watsonii)

Blooming Habits:
Creamy white flowers in spring (the flower picture was taken at the Desert Botanical Garden at the end of April).

Fruiting Habits:

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