Creosote bush

Larrea tridentata

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
NA
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
5000
Counties: 
Cochise
Coconino
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Low
Germination Overall: 
Low
Germination rate: 
Slow
Germination Requirements: 
treatment of some kind
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
NA

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
NA
Citations:
Baxter 1988, Gardea-Torresdey et al. 1998, Gibson et al. 2004, Bainbridge & Virginia 1990, Whitford et al. 2001