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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Spread: 6-10 feet
Flower Color: yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Jojoba, scientifically known as Simmondsia chinensis, is a perennial shrub native to the desert regions of the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. It's highly valued for its oil, which is widely used in cosmetics and other products.

Jojoba plants are dioecious, meaning they have separate male and female plants. The flowers are small and yellow, with male flowers appearing in clusters and female flowers developing singly. The female plants produce a seed from which jojoba oil is extracted. This oil is unique in that it's a liquid wax, closely resembling the sebum of human skin, making it a popular ingredient in skincare and haircare products.

One of the key features of Jojoba is its adaptability to harsh desert environments. The plant has thick, waxy leaves that help retain water, making it extremely drought-tolerant. These leaves are a gray-green color and remain on the plant throughout the year.

Jojoba is well-suited for xeriscaping and desert landscaping due to its drought tolerance and low water requirements. It's often used in naturalistic plantings, as a windbreak, and for erosion control in arid regions.

This plant prefers well-drained sandy soils and full sun exposure. Jojoba is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal care once established in a suitable environment. It's also known for its resistance to pests and diseases.

Overall, Jojoba is valued for its environmental adaptability, low maintenance requirements, and economically important oil. Its ability to thrive in challenging desert conditions makes it a useful and ecologically beneficial plant in arid landscapes.

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