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Ephedra altissima is a Evergreen Shrub
It has uses.
S. Europe - Mediterranean.
Requires a well-drained loamy soil and a sunny position[
]. Plants are drought resistant once established and are also lime tolerant[
A plant is growing at Hilliers Arboretum in Hampshire. It has been there for many years so can be considered fully hardy. It is growing in the shade of Pinus mugo and seems to be thriving[
Dioecious, male and female plants must be grown in fruit and seed are required.
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in the autumn in a greenhouse[
]. It can also be sown in spring in a greenhouse in a sandy compost[
]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on for at least their first winter in a greenhouse. Plant out in the spring or early summer after the last expected frosts and give some protection in their first winter[
Division in spring or autumn[