Ephedra distachya
JOINT FIR, SEA GRAPE
Ephedraceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 5-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, sand, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: second line salt wind, heavy frost
0.5m
Plant habit
 
3m

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Flowers: chartreuse

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Leaves: grey-green

Ornamental Fruit: red on females

Edibility: herbalist herb, edible fruit
 
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Ephedra distachya
JOINT FIR, SEA GRAPE
Ephedraceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 5-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, sand, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: second line salt wind, heavy frost
0.5m
Plant habit
 
3m

FEATURES

Flowers: chartreuse

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Leaves: grey-green

Ornamental Fruit: red on females

Edibility: herbalist herb, edible fruit


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, contemporary & dry style designs

Uses: groundcovers, spillover, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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