Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius
Lyonothamnus floribundus A. Gray ssp. aspleniifolius (Greene) P.H. Raven
Fernleaf Catalina Ironwood, Catalina Ironwood
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Synonym(s): Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius, Lyonothamnus floribundus var. aspleniifolius
USDA Symbol: lyfla
A slender evergreen tree that can have a single, straight trunk or be branched from the base and shrub-like. It grows quickly from 30-50 ft. and maintains a good form. The exfoliating, red-brown bark; glossy, fern-like, divided leaves; and large, terminal clusters of white flowers with yellow centers are all attractive landscape features.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Pinnate
Fruit Type: Follicle
Size Class: 36-72 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Native Distribution: Channel Islands, CA
Native Habitat: Dry slopes & bluffs below 500 ft.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Description: Well-drained soils with at least 15 in. precip./yr.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Propagation by seed is fast.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seeds germinate without pretreatment.
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden - Santa Barbara, CA
BibliographyBibref 995 - Native Landscaping from El Paso to L.A. (2000) Wasowski, S. and A. Wasowski
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius in the Flora of North America (if available)
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MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-08-26
Research By: TWC Staff