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Psorothamnus spinosus

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Species Name: Psorothamnus spinosus
Common Name: Smoke Tree

A beautiful desert wash tree. Stunning during bloom period.

Plant Family: Fabaceae
Plant Type: Shrub or Tree
Height by Width: 5- 40' H x 20' W
Growth Habit: dome
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Sun Exposure: Full sun to shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining, sandy
Water Requirements: Drought tolerant
Cold Hardy to: 1,500'
Flower Season: June and July
Flower Color: Lavendar to Purple
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Desert Ranges
Natural Habitat: Common in desert washes

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