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A picture of a Jojoba

Jojoba

Simmondsia spp.

Also known as

Goatnut

Simmondsia chinensis male flower by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

More images of Jojoba

Some Simmondsia fruits and green leaves hanging from a branch
Some green grey leaves of a Simmondsia plant growing in the wild
A close up of some green Simmondsia flowers

Jojoba Overview

Simmondsia is a small genus containing 1-2 species of evergreen shrub which originate from North America. One of these, Simmondsia chinensis is grown commercially for the production of jojoba oil, this substance is produced from the seeds and it is used extensively in the cosmetic industry. Foliage is oppositely arranged on stems and the leaves are thick, waxy and oval in shape, coloured grey-green. Flowers are green-yellow and do not generally possess petals.