Lyonothamnus floribundus

Catalina Ironwood

Only 1 species exists in this group, Lyonothamnus floribundus. Found on islands off the coast of California, this graceful, fast-growing evergreen is popular for its foliage and flowers. Its thick, fernlike leaves are glossy green on top and hairy below. Its masses of flowers bloom creamy white. The reddish-brown bark on its slender trunk peels off in long strips. Will not tolerate lime, alkaline or chalky soils. Best planted in the shelter of a sunny wall. A native of rocky slopes, canyons, oak woodlands and chaparral, it needs good drainage.
Lyonothamnus floribundus, Catalina Ironwood
Its narrow crown reaches 50 feet tall.

Attributes - Lyonothamnus floribundus

Plant Type: Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 30 ft. to 60 ft.

Width: 40 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.

 
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