Finely textured blue-green stems with a conspicuous froth of yellow blooms often followed by red berries. Related to conifers. Bluestem joint fir is extremely heat and drought tolerant. Dense branching provides excellent winter interest. Shrub. Xeriscape.

Common Name: Bluestem Joint Fir

Botanical Name: Ephedra equisetina

Plant Type Shrub
Height 4-5 feet
Width 6-8 feet
Flowering Season Spring
Flower Color Yellow
Sun Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Moderate to xeric
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 4b-9
Soil Type Clay, loam, sandy
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination No
Winter Interest Yes

Bluestem Joint Fir