Shrubby, thorny tree growing to 30ft, but often remaining much smaller. In its natural range, goats and foraging animals eat the fruits, depositing the hard-shelled seeds in their waste. Seeds are then collected, and later pressed to obtain the valuable argan oil (which is sold for up to 10 times the price of olive oil).
A plant nursery is a place where any kinds of plants are grown for the sake of being moved or transplanted later. It can occupy a field, garden, greenhouse, or other form of growing space. Usually the plants grown in such a nursery are flowers or household ornamentals. A plant nursery can belong to a commercial establishment such as a garden store, or it can grow plants wholesale for retail sale elsewhere.