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Colima

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COLIMA Lime Prickly-ash, Uņa de Gato,
Zanthoxylum - Rutaceae, Citrus Family

DESCRIPTION:
  • Small, rounded tree, recurved catclaw-like prickles on twigs and trunk.

  • Height: 15 feet.

  • Flowers: Small, yellow-green, inconspicuous, after rainfall.

  • Fruit: Very small, one-seeded follicle-like, black seeds.

  • Foliage: Nearly evergreen, leaflets.

  • Bark: Thin, gray, smooth or warty; armed with catclaws.

  • Growth rate: Medium to slow.


REQUIREMENTS:
  • Sun: Partial shade to full sun.

  • Soil: Any.

  • Drainage: Moderate to well-drained.

  • Water.- Low.

  • Maintenance: Little needed.

  • Propagation: Seed.


NATIVE HABITAT: 

Many.

WILDLIFE USE: 

Nest sites; leaves and twigs
browsed by deer,

COMMENTS: 

Suffered greatly from 1989 freeze;
medicinal uses; yellow dye.

 
 

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