Sierra Madre Torchwood

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Sierra Madre Torchwood

Amyris madrensis
Amyris madrensis
Sierra Madre Torchwood
Sierra Madre Occidental and northern Mexico
6

10 feet
3

5 feet
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Birds

About This Plant

Understory shade or sun. Evergreen, with compound leaves and crinkled, glossy leaflets smelling intensely of citrus or rue. Torchwood is densely branched and hedge-like, providing an attractive, drought-hardy selection where an evergreen shrub is needed. The wood ignites easily, hence the name. Black fruits appear in autumn. Torchwoods are not widely available; find them at specialty native nurseries, including in Austin and South Texas.

Maintenance

None required; on its own it forms a dense shrublike shape.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
6-10' H, 3-5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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