Catalina Ironwood Tree
A native of Catalina Island off the coast of California, the Catalina Ironwood is a very unique and fast growing drought tolerant tree. Grows quickly when young and can eventually reach 50′ tall. The fern-like foliage is evergreen and adds a fine texture to the garden and the white clusters of flowers attract many different pollinators, but where the Catalina Ironwood really shines is its flaking peeling bark! It first caught our eye at Hoyt Arboretum and we’ve been in love ever since.
Latin Name: Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. asplenifolius
Site and Soil: Full sun and well-drained soil. Very drought tolerant once established and will need little to no supplemental watering during the summer season.
Hardiness: Hardy to approx. 15º F., colder as it ages
Size at Maturity: 40-50 ft. in height by 10-20 ft. wide
Bloom Time: Winter
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 8