This genus is considered an evolutionary link between flowering plants and conifers. It is native to arid grassland, chaparral, and creosote-bush scrub below 900 meters in elevation. Twigs are yellow-green and age to brown. Best in dry conditions, with sun and good drainage.
Attributes - Ephedra californica
Plant Type: Shrub
Height: 3 ft. to 4 ft. 6 in.
Width: 4 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.