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Simmondsia chinensis, Jojoba, Goatnut

Simmondsia chinensis

Jojoba, Goatnut
Family: Simmondsiaceae
Origin: Sonoran Desert of California and Arizona
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunModerate waterDry conditionsEthnomedical plant.
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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.



Simmondsia chinensis, Jojoba, Goatnut
Simmondsia chinensis, Jojoba, Goatnut
Simmondsia chinensis, Jojoba, Goatnut


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