Mexican Tree Ocotillo

 

 

 

Fouquieria macdougalii

 

 

Fouquieraceae

 

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Form: Tree
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 8-20 feet tall and 4 feet wide
Leaves; Lance shaped light gray leaves to 1.5 inches long. Leaves drop in dry periods
Flowers: Deep red in open sprays
Fruit:
Seed
Stems/Trunks: short, (3) smooth, yellowish green, brown branches covered with gray spines

Range/Origin: Mexico
Hardiness: Sunset zones 11 - 13, 18 - 20; USDA: 9b-10

Comments: Low litter, Medium thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun, reflective heat
  • Water: Low to Moderate
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained
  • Propagation: Seed; cuttings
  • Maintenance: Low

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