White Puffball Tree

    This small, multi-trunk tree provides shelter for many birds and is a food source for butterfly larva. The Feather Bush produces small, white to cream-colored, puffball-like flowers that attract bees and butterflies. 

    Wildlife Facts
    Common Name:
    Feather Bush
    Scientific Name:
    Lysiloma watsonii
    Arizona, Mexico
    • White
    • Bees
    • Butterflies
    Fun Facts:
    • Also known as fern of the desert because of its fern-like foliage.
    • A medicinal tea has been made from the bark.
    Plant Type:
    • Tree
    Endangered Status
    Endangered Status
    • Extinct in Wild (EW)
    • Critically Endangered (CR)
    • Endangered (EN)
    • Vulnerable (VU)
    • Near Threatened (NT)
    • Least Concern (LC)
    • Not Evaluated (NE)
    Hardiness Zones

    The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

    USDA Hardiness Zones

    9a (20 °F to 25 °F)

    9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

    10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

    10b (35 °F to 40 °F)