Sonoran Kidneywood

Eysenhardtia orthocarpa

E. orthacarpa is an excellent patio tree for small spaces with full sun. Their flowers have a hint of vanilla scent. They are often used as background plants, shrub borders, naturalistic plantings, informal screens, or barriers

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Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: The kidneywood tree is native to the U.S. and Southwest Mexico. Found on rocky and gravelly ridges and along watercourses from 2,000 to 5,500 ft. 
Family: Fabaceae (Legume family)
Size: 15′ tall x 10′ wide
Sun: Full to part
Watering: Low
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Tolerant but prefers good drainage
Temperature: Hardy to 18 degrees F
Pruning: In order for the shrub to develop into a tree, training and pruning the shape is necessary
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Host for Arizona Hairstreak, Marine Blue, Ceraunus Blue, Gray Hairstreak. Bird nesting habitat. Birds eat the seeds.
Notes: Shrub or Tree, Fragrant flowers, semievergreen


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