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Lyonothamnus floribundus var asplenifolius - Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood click image to enlarge

Lyonothamnus floribundus var asplenifolius

Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood

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  • Common Name: Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood
  • Botanical Name: Lyonothamnus floribundus var asplenifolius
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Origin: United States
  • California Native: Yes
  • Plant Type: Trees
  • Foliage Type: Evergreen
  • CA Plant Climate Zone: 14-17, 19-24
  • Winter Hardiness: 15°F
  • Bloom Time: Spring/Summer
  • Exposure:
    Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Irrigation: Low Water Needs
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  • Height: 25-40 feet
  • Width: 10-20 feet
  • Flower Color: Cream
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  • Tags: evergreen tree, ca native, mid-sized narrow tree

About This Plant

Lyonothamnus floribundus var. asplenifolius, Fernleaf Catalina ironwood is a very peculiar evergreen tree endemic to the Channel Islands of the Coast of California. It is a narrow, mid-sized tree with very distinct bark and leaves. Each leaf grows to 4-5" and is deeply lobed with and resembles "chicken feet". Some claim a passing resemblance with cannabis. The leaves continually fall and create a thick layer of tree litter is beneficial to the tree and is aesthetically appealing. Indistinct mature bark peels away to reveal fresh, reddish bark. The two-tone bark is a tremendous asset to this tree.

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    San Marcos Growers

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    125 South San Marcos Road
    Santa Barbara, California 93111

    Phone: (805) 683-1561
    Website: www.smgrowers.com
    Email: info@sanmarcosgrowers.com

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    (Last Updated: 02/04/2013)
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