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Kidneywood Texas

Kidneywood Texas


Description: Texas Kidneywood is an attractive deciduous shrub or small tree that typically grows 8 to 15 feet (2.4 to 4.6 meters) tall, although it can sometimes reach up to 25 feet (7.6 meters) in height under optimal conditions. It has an irregular to rounded crown with spreading branches. The foliage consists of small, compound leaves that are bright green and finely divided, giving the plant a delicate appearance. In late spring to early summer, Texas Kidneywood produces clusters of small, fragrant white flowers with yellow centers. The flowers are followed by small, kidney-shaped seed pods that persist into the fall.

Size: Texas Kidneywood typically grows to a height of 8 to 15 feet (2.4 to 4.6 meters) tall and spreads of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters) wide at maturity. However, the size of individual plants can vary depending on factors such as growing conditions, soil fertility, and pruning practices. Young plants may have a more compact, shrubby growth habit, while older specimens may develop into small, multi-trunked trees with a more open canopy.

Best Growing Zones: Texas Kidneywood is native to regions with warm, arid climates and thrives in USDA hardiness zones 7 through 10. It is well-adapted to the hot, dry conditions of its native habitat and is tolerant of drought, heat, and poor soil conditions. Texas Kidneywood prefers full sun exposure and well-drained soil but can tolerate some light shade, especially in the afternoon in hot climates.

Soil and Sun Requirements: Texas Kidneywood prefers well-drained soil with good fertility and adequate moisture retention. It thrives in full sun exposure, receiving at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day. However, it can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy, loamy, or rocky soils, as long as they are well-drained. Texas Kidneywood is relatively drought-tolerant once established and requires minimal supplemental watering once it has developed a deep root system.

Maintenance: Texas Kidneywood is a low-maintenance plant that requires minimal care to thrive. Prune as needed to remove dead, diseased, or overgrown branches and to maintain the desired shape and size. Avoid excessive pruning, as Texas Kidneywood tends to have a naturally graceful and open growth habit. Fertilization is generally not necessary, as Texas Kidneywood is adapted to nutrient-poor soils and can thrive without supplemental fertilization.

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