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A picture of a Jojoba

Jojoba

Simmondsia chinensis

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

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

More images of Jojoba

A close up of some yellow Simmondsia chinensis flowers
A close up of some yellow green Simmondsia chinensis flowers
Some grey green leaves and fruits of a Simmondsia chinensis plant
A close up of a ripe brown jojoba nut Simmondsia chinensis

Jojoba Overview

Simmondsia chinensis is an evergreen shrub which originates from North America. The common name jojoba comes from its commercial production for the harvesting of jojoba oil, this substance is produced from the seeds and it is used extensively in the cosmetic industry. Other common names include wild hazel, goat nut, deer nut and pignut. 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.

Special features of Jojoba

Attractive leaves