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Bitter Condalia, Bitter Snakewood
Scientific Name: Condalia globosa I.M. Johnston
Family: Rhamnaceae
Bitter Condalia, Bitter Snakewood (Condalia  globosa)
Hunt Institute: USDA Drawings
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern USA (southwestern Arizona, southeastern California), northwestern Mexico (Baja California, Sonora, Sinaloa), 1000 to 2500 feet elevation, along washes and on dry sandy plains

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub, rarely a small tree, growing moderately fast up to 20 feet tall and wide (6 m); small leaves; sharp thorns

Watering Needs: Little water, drought resistant


The genus is named after Antonio Condal, a Spanish physician.

Blooming Habits:
Small fragrant flowers in winter.

Fruiting Habits:
Dark brown berries with extremely bitter stones.

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