Ephedra is a genus of gymnosperm shrubs, the only genus in its family, Ephedraceae, and order, Ephedrales. with numerous densely clustered erect slender, smooth, green, jointed branches, arising from a branched woody base. Branches have scales at the joints.
Male cones are ovate, 6-8 mm, solitary or 2-3, with 4-8 flowers each with 5-8 anthers with fused filaments, and rounded fused bracts.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Ephedra, somlata, joint-pine
Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 25 feet
Yellow to Green
May to June
Easy to grow
Planting and care
Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
Ephedra should be planted in dry locations. It thrives in ordinary loamy soil and does very well in a loose rocky soil with full sun and little water. It is most often propagated by division of the clumps in spring, and seeds sown in a light sandy soil in early spring. It may also be propagated by layers and suckers.
Full Sun to Partial Shade
68 degrees F
Apply any organic fertilizer
Mahuang special feature
Fruit is ovoid 7-10 mm, with fleshy red succulent bracts enclosing the seeds. Goats and yaks feed on the branches during winter. Gerard Jointfir is found on stony slopes, gravel terraces and drier places in the Himalayas.
The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Mahuang ?
Mahuang is commonly known as Ephedra, somlata, joint-pine
How tall do Mahuang grow?
On average Mahuang grows Up to 25 feet
What color are Mahuang ?
A Mahuang plant bears flowers of color Yellow to Green
When Mahuang blooms?
With enough light, Mahuang may produce Yellow to Green flowers in May to June
How hard is Mahuang to grow?
A Mahuang is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Mahuang need?
A Mahuang prefers Full Sun to Partial Shade
How much water does a Mahuang need?
A Mahuang prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Mahuang need?
A Mahuang prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Mahuang like?
A Mahuang prefers 68 degrees F
How often should I fertilize my Mahuang ?
To encourage Mahuang growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
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