Ephedra ( Ephedra )

Approximately 40 species of evergreen shrubs with green shoots and tiny, scale like leaves. Tiny flowers followed by spherical red fruit.

Important Info : Some species are used medicinally as stimulants and may be toxic.

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Characteristics

Cultivar: n/a  
Family: Ephedraceae  
Size: Height: 0 ft. to 0 ft.
Width: 0 ft. to 0 ft.  
Plant Category: shrubs,  
Plant Characteristics: decorative berries or fruit, medicinal, poisonous,  
Foliage Characteristics: evergreen,  
Flower Characteristics:  
Flower Color: yellows,  
Tolerances:  


Requirements


Bloomtime Range: Mid Summer to Late Summer  
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 to 8  
AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant  
Light Range: Sun to Full Sun  
pH Range: Not defined for this plant  
Soil Range: Sand to Sandy Loam  
Water Range: undefined  


Plant Care

Fertilizing

Light

Watering

Planting

Problems

Fungi : Rusts

Most rusts are host specific and overwinter on leaves, stems and spent flower debris. Rust often appears as small, bright orange, yellow, or brown pustules on the underside of leaves. If touched, it will leave a colored spot of spores on the finger. Caused by fungi and spread by splashing water or rain, rust is worse when weather is moist.

Prevention and Control: Plant resistant varieties and provide maximum air circulation. Clean up all debris, especially around plants that have had a problem. Do not water from overhead and water only during the day so that plants will have enough time to dry before night. Apply a fungicide labeled for rust on your plant.

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