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Parry's Jujube
Ziziphus parryi
About Parry's Jujube (Ziziphus parryi) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Ziziphus parryi is a species of flowering plant in the buckthorn family known by the common name Parry's jujube. The plant is native to the Colorado Desert and southern Mojave Desert, and to the eastern slopes of the Peninsular Ranges in Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. It can be found in Chaparral and Sonoran Desert habitats. Ziziphus parryi is a bushy shrub with many intricate branches forming a thorny tangle which may approach 4 metres (13 ft) in height. The leaves are deciduous and are absent for much of the year, leaving the shrub a naked thicket of brown or grayish twigs. The ends of the twigs taper into sharp-tipped thorns. The membranous olive green leaves are up to 2. 5 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a cluster of a few several yellowish or green-tinged, star-shaped flowers with five petals. The fruit is a dry drupe containing one seed. Varieties: Ziziphus parryi var. parryi - California crucillo, Parry Abrojo, lotebush.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

13.1 ft tall

Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Yellow, Green

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 3.3" - 37.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.37" - 2.28", Coldest Month: 39.8" - 58.8", Hottest Month: 66.5" - 88.1", Humidity: 2.32" - 38.70", Elevation: 167" - 5890"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Lotebush

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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