Ziziphus obtusifolia

Ziziphus obtusifolia

Graythorn

Native deciduous shrub, 6 to 13 ft. in height. Found on upland sites, dry mesas and slopes with fine textured soils. Tolerant of xeric conditions, while also found in mesic soils. Occurs in aggregated, low-density stands. Fruit consumed by small wildlife. Low palatability to livestock and grazing wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 13 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
42.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
77,122
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Whitish Green
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Fruit Color: 
Yellow Fruit