Simmondsia chinensis Simmondsia chinensis Simmondsia chinensis
Common Name Jojoba
Latin Name Simmondsia chinensis
Native Habitat Sandy washes 0 to 5,000 feet in Mojave and Sonoran Deserts
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width To 8 feet x 8 feet, slow growing
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Grey green, evergreen, oval
Garden Suitability Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value Hedge, fill
Nature Value Browse, nuts eaten
Native American Uses Ground nuts made into coffee-like drink, nut eaten (eating too many can work as a laxative)
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