Simmondsia chinensis

Simmondsia chinensis

Jojoba

Previous scientific name(s): Buxus chinensis, Simmondsia californica

A densely branched, evergreen shrub yielding dark green, leathery leaves. Flowers are green and inconspicuous, but the plant's attractive foliage and symmetrical growth habit makes its use in landscaping desirable. A very drought-hardy shrub.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 6 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
40.30 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
700
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Inconspicuous
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Winter