Ziziphus obtusifolia

Ziziphus obtusifolia, commonly known as the Arizona wild jujube and Lotebush, produces sweetly scented flowers that attract bees and butterflies.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Southwest United States, Mexico
Family: Rhamnaceae
Size: 6-15 feet tall and wide
Sun: Full
Watering: Once per month
Growth Rate: Slow
Soil: Well drained preferred
Temperature: Heat tolerant, Hardy to 15 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval Host for the Pyrrha’s Prominent Moth butterfly. Nesting habitat. Nectar rich flowers.
Notes: Inconspicuous flowers, spines, Tree or Shrub. Deciduous in cold and drought.


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