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Ephedra Genus

Joint fir

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0

Description

Ephedra genus (Joint fir). This genus consists of evergreen shrubs, which are grown for their habit and green shoots. They will make good ground cover in dry soils. They are grow for the male and female plants together in order to obtain the fruits. They are fully hardy and will require full sun and well drained soil. You can propagate by seed in the autumn or by division in the autumn or spring.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

Rocky sites of Med. to China and The Americas

Interest and use

Grown for their habit and green shoots. Makes good ground cover in dry soil. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

Grow male and female plants together in order to obtain fruits.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or by division in autumn or spring.

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