20 Joshua Tree Seeds - Great way to landscape

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20 Joshua Tree Seeds - Great way to landscape

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20 Joshua Tree Seeds
Yucca brevifolia [Engelm]
Joshua’s Tree, Sloth Tree, Joshua’s Yucca, Yucca Palm, Tree Yucca

Description: A picturesque or grotesque, narrow-leaf evergreen tree with short, stout trunk; open, broad crown of many, stout, widely forking, spreading, and sometimes drooping branches; and spiny, daggerlike leaves.
Height: 15-30' (4.6-9 m).
Diameter: 1-3' (0.3-0.9 m), sometimes larger.
Leaves: Evergreen; numerous, clustered and spreading at ends of branches; 8-14" (20-36 cm) long, 1/4-1/2" (6-12 mm) wide. Daggerlike, stalkless, stiff, flattish but keeled on outer surface, smooth or slightly rough; ending in short, sharp spine. Blue-green, the yellowish edges with many tiny, sharp teeth.
Trunk: Medium trunks and branches covered with dead, stiff leaves pressed downward; larger trunks brown or gray, rough, corky, deeply furrowed and cracked into plates.
Flowers: 1 1/4-1 1/2" (3-4 cm) long; bell-shaped, with 6 greenish-yellow, leathery sepals; crowded in upright, much-branched clusters 1-1 1/2' (0.3-0.5 m) long; with unpleasant odor of mushrooms; mostly in early spring, heavily in some years, at irregular intervals.
Fruit: 2 1/2-4" (6-10 cm) long, 2" (5 cm) in diameter; elliptical, green to brown, 6-celled, slightly fleshy becoming dry; falling soon after maturity in late spring, but not splitting open; many flat seeds.
Flower: Early spring.
pH: 6 to 8
USDA: 6 to 10
Habitat: Dry soils on plains, slopes, and mesas; often common in groves.
Range: Mojave Desert of extreme SW. Utah, Nevada, California, and Arizona; at 2000-6000' (610-1829 m).
Discussion: Joshua Tree, the largest of the yuccas, is the characteristic tree of the Mojave Desert and has come to symbolize the area. The Mormon pioneers named this species Joshua, because its shape mimics a person praying with uplifted arms or gesturing wildly, referring to the Biblical leader pointing the way to a Promised Land. It is abundant at Joshua Tree National Monument in southern California and Joshua Forest Parkway in western Arizona. Native Americans made meal from the seeds and a dye for decorating baskets from the reddish rootlets. Red-shafted flickers drill holes in the branches to make nests, which are later occupied by other birds. The desert night-lizard lives in the dead leaves and branches, and woodrats gnaw off the spiny leaves for their nests. The foliage was the primary staple in the diet of the extinct giant sloth.
Notes: A very distinctive tree Yucca and a typical species of the Mojave desert in California, Arizona, Nevada and northwards to Utah. Wonderful specimens in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Washington States, demonstrate the diversity of this particular tree. Older plants form a sturdy trunk that supports many crowns with typical spiky, bluish leaves. The Joshua tree is very cold hardy and takes severe freezes with ease but, being a true plant of the desert, it should be protected in extreme latitudes.

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Steve_Haak_d1d671 on Jun 15, 2018
1 stars

Purchased monkey puzzle tree seeds. They arrived on time and in acceptable packaging, but the seeds are way too tiny. This type of tree produces large seeds, usually 1.5 to 2 inches in length. The seeds I received where not even 1/16 of an inch. Emailed seller twice regarding my surprise and concern and have not received a response. My recommendation: Find another seller.

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