Olneya tesota

Desert Ironwood, Palo Fierro

In Stock: 0.04 lb (Total:0.04lb)
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0.04 lb


Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
0.04 lb
Collected in:
Box Canyon
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed up to 1/4 deep , tamp the soil, maintain an even moisture. Temp. for good germination - 68 - 70 degrees F.

Other: Scraping off a section of the seed-coat can help hasten the rate of germination. 

Add a touch of the Southwest to your landscape with the stunning Olneya tesota Desert Ironwood, also known as Palo Fierro. This evergreen tree can grow up to 10 meters tall with an impressive trunk diameter of 60 centimeters. Its blueish-green, pinnate compound leaves are made up of 6-9 leaflets and grow on a petiole with two thorns at the base. The tree's beautiful flowers bloom in late April/May and come in colors ranging from medium purple to magenta-red and even white to pale pink. The Desert Ironwood prefers moist soil and can be grown in light (sandy), medium (loamy), and heavy (clay) soil with acidity levels ranging from acid to neutral to basic (alkaline). This hardy tree can survive mild freezes but may lose its leaves in extreme drought. Bring a piece of the stunning desert landscape into your yard with the Olneya tesota Desert Ironwood/Palo Fierro. Contact us today to order your very own.

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