Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius/Fern Leaf Catalina Ironwood, Catalina Ironwood, Ironwood

Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius / Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius
Clusters of seeds hanging in a tree
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Clusters of seeds hanging in a tree

Close-up view of the foliage

Scalloped-toothed foliage

Terminal shoot of foliage

Shredding bark with cinnamon-colored under bark

Close view of the bark shedding in long strips

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Scientific Name: Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius
Common Name: Fern Leaf Catalina Ironwood, Catalina Ironwood, Ironwood
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 30 - 40 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This is a relatively fast-growing evergreen tree native to the Channel Islands of California. A special feature of this tropical to subtropical tree is the fibrous shedding gray bark revealing a cinnamon red under bark. The large leaves are scallop-toothed. Large clusters of white flowers extend out from the foliage.