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Lyonothamnus floribundus - Catalina Ironwood

Lyonothamnus floribundus is a mid to large sized tree growing up to 60 feet tall, usually taller than wide. The Catalina Ironwood is native to the Channel Islands off the Southern California coast. Lyonothamnus performs best in full sun with dry summers once established. The Catalina Ironwood is noted for the gray peeling bark, the new bark is a deep red, its open branching structure, and for leaves that vaguely resemble something illegal The white flowers are produced in late Spring and early Summer. The Catalina Ironwood is Winter hardy into the mid teens.

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Lyonothamnus floribundus, Catalina Ironwood