An evergreen shrub, dioecious, smooth, gray-green leaves. Jojoba is grown commercially for its oil, a liquid wax ester, expressed from the seed. Jojoba oil is unique because it is a naturally occurring liquid wax, similar in its properties to "Spermaceti" (whale oil). These types of liquid waxes have hundreds of uses and are very difficult to make synthetically.
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Plant does best with occasional deep watering.