Lysiloma microphylla thornberi
Feather Bush, Fern-Of-The-Dsert
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.
Considered bymany to be the best-lookingform, has purple flowers andcalyxes.
Common and easily grown.Narrow, spiny green leaves are1 1/2 ft. long. Spikes of rosy redbracts; droopi...
Most are virtually indestructibleplants with long, trailing stems.Usually seen in pots or hangingbaske...