CAPIS: CALIFORNIA PLANT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Photo Credits: 2009 Zoya Akulova | 2011 George Jackson | 2006 George W. Hartwell

USDA Zones: 8-10
Sunset Zones: 4-5, 7-9, 14-24
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full,Part
Water: Moderate
Soil: Well-drained
Drought Tolerant: No
Flood Tolerant: No
Clay Tolerant: No
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Tree
Size: 15 ft wide x 20 ft high
Form: Tree - Oval
Flower Color: Inconspicuous
Flower Season: Inconspicuous
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Texture: Fine
Deciduous: No
Fall Color: None
Fruit: Decorative
Growth Rate: Slow
Decorative Bark: No
Special: Scent,Spines

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where California nutmeg grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.