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Long-leaf Ephedra
Scientific Name: Ephedra trifurca Torrey ex S. Watson
Family: Ephedraceae
Long-leaf Ephedra (Ephedra  trifurca) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 10-13

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: USA (California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas), Mexico (northern Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Sonora). 1500 to 6000 feet elevation (500-2000 m) on dry well drained areas

Growth Habits: Erect shrubs, 20 inches to 10 feet tall (0.5-3 m), generally around 40 inches tall (1 m); rigid branchlets, 3.5 mm in diameter, nodes 1.2 to 3.6 inches apart (3-9 cm); very tiny, scale like leaves, in 3's, at the nodes;

Watering Needs: Little water

Propagation: Division of clumps, suckers, layering

Long-leaf Ephedra (Ephedra  trifurca)

Blooming Habits:
The Ephedras are cone bearing, there are separate male plants and female plants. The cones come in early spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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