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Zones 12-24, H1, H2
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Lysiloma microphylla thornberi

Feather Bush, Fern-Of-The-Dsert
Fabaceae (Leguminosae)
Deciduous, Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees

Grows 12 to 15 ft. tall and wide, with multiple stems and a broad canopy of finely cut bright green leaves somewhat like those of acacia. Blooms in late spring or early summer, bearing masses of 1/2- to 1-in.-wide, creamy white, clustered flowers like little puffballs emerging from round buds. These are followed by flat, ridged brown seedpods 4 to 8 in. long. Good informal background shrub, patio tree (can be trained to a single stem), or transition plant between garden and desert.

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