Feather Tree Fern of the Desert Lysiloma Thornberi White Flower Shrub Seeds
The Feather Tree is native to the state of Arizona and a small part of Mexico. They have a soft look with their feathery ferny foliage but are very tough plants that can tolerate a variety of conditions.
Being desert natives, they are at home in full sun, heat, drought, and sandy or rocky soil, but are also able to tolerate coastal conditions, pollution, and moist soil. Because they are legumes, they can help fix nitrogen in the soil.
The Feather Tree is considered a large shrub to a small tree and can be trained/pruned into your desired form and shape. They grow at a rate of about 2 feet per year and are a popular ornamental & shade tree.
The foliage is evergreen to partly deciduous with a ‘fall’ leaf color of bright golden yellow. The Feather Tree blooms in spring with clusters of white flower balls that turn to 4 - 6” long seed pods in the fall.
Name: Feather Tree
Other Common Names: Feather Bush / Fern of the Desert
Scientific Name: Lysiloma Thornberi Syn. Lysiloma Microphylla Thornberi / Lysiloma Watsonii
Color: Creamy White Flowers / Brown Seed Pods
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Bloom Time: Spring
Hardiness Zone: 9 - 11
Plant Height: 12 - 15'
Plant Spacing: 12 - 15'
Light Requirements: Sun
Soil & Water Preferences: Average - Dry