Creosote / Greasewood (Larrea tridentata) M,R,U ^*

        pinch buds, don’t cut them; this plant is difficult to establish, but then hardy; roots grow slowly; it actually likes and does well with more water than you’d expect; trimming in the autumn may encourage spring blossoms; needs to be wired once or twice a year to keep the small branches horizontal, best in autumn, then remove in late October or November; wild-dug specimens can be large-trunked but very iffy in surviving: try to get as much of rootball as possible, plant in large/over-size container, and give it time; recommended digging is right after a rain anytime of year.    [Zygophyllaceae; Zygophyllales]