Simmondsia chinensis Simmondsia chinensis Simmondsia chinensis
   
Common Name Jojoba
Latin Name Simmondsia chinensis
Native Habitat Sandy washes 0 to 5,000 feet in Mojave and Sonoran Deserts
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width To 8 feet x 8 feet, slow growing
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Grey green, evergreen, oval
Garden Suitability Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Hedge, fill
Nature Value Browse, nuts eaten
Native American Uses Ground nuts made into coffee-like drink, nut eaten (eating too many can work as a laxative)
Links  
    Data  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=7623
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jojoba
    Images and data http://www.delange.org/Jojoba/Jojoba.htm
    Images and data http://ag.arizona.edu/pima/gardening/aridplants/Simmondsia_chinensis.html
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SICH
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/simmondsia-chinensis
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