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Larrea tridentata
Larrea tridentata
Larrea tridentata

Larrea tridentata


Creosote Bush, Greasewood, Hediondilla, Governadora, Guamis

An evergreen shrub that reaches the height of five feet high.  Aromatic yellow flowers bloom in the spring through fall.   We do not recommend panting anything under this bush because it omits toxins.  The leaves are sticky with a creosote resin.  Prune in late fall or winter.

Plant with:  Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), Desert Lavender (Condea emoryi), California Fan Palm (Washingtonia filifera), Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens), Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), Blue Paloverde (Parkinsonia florida), WhItBursage (Ambrosia dumosa), Chuparosa (Justicia californica), Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus), Desert Agave (Agave deserti), BrIttlebush (Encelia farinosa), Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus sp.), Smoke Tree (Psorothamnus spinosus), Apricot Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua), Opuntia spp, numerous annual wildflowers

- Full sun to part shade

- Best in well drained sand or loam soil

- Drought tolerant once established

- Heat tolerant

- Deer resistant

- Hardy up to 10 degrees

- Attracts bees and butterflies

- Native to California