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Tree of the Month: Ironwood

Desert Ironwood 

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Form: Tree

Seasonality: Perennial

Size: 30 ft tall by 30 ft wide

Leaves: Pinnate compound, oval leaflets; gray-green and thick

Flowers: 1/2in wide lavender flowers; short bloom period in early spring

Fruit: Pod containing dark seeds, 2in long, 1/2 to 1/4in across

Stems/Trunks: Thorns on twigs; gray trunk, more fissured with age, single or multi-stemmed

Range/Origin: Sonora desert

Comments: Low litter, Thorns 

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Outdoor Living Tree of the Month: #Ironwood #DesertIronwood

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Certified Agriscaping Professional Justin Rohner has great insight on the keystone species of the Sonoran Desert. The Desert Ironwood is a protector of desert plants while withstanding a lifetime of desert conditions. Plus informative landscape watering tips for deep rooted trees to frequency and length of time ahead of summer heat.

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