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Henna, Mignonette Tree
Scientific Name: Lawsonia inermis L.
Synonym: Lawsonia alba, Lawsonia rubra
Family: Lythraceae
Henna, Mignonette Tree (Lawsonia  inermis)
Henna (Lawsonia inermis), U.S.D.A. Forest Service Collection, Courtesy of the Hunt Institute
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Survives light frosts

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: North Africa, Southwestern Asia

Growth Habits: Under shrub or shrub, fast growing, up to 20 feet tall (6 m); opposite, elliptic to elliptic lanceolate leaves 0.5 to 2 inches long (1.2-5 cm), 0.4 to 1.2 inches wide (1-3 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Cuttings or seed

The Henna leaves are ground in a paste that can be used to dye skin or nails.

Henna, Mignonette Tree (Lawsonia  inermis)

Blooming Habits:
Lawsonia inermis has numerous, very fragrant, white, pink or red flowers, in terminal panicles, in summer.

Fruiting Habits:
Undehiscent fruit

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