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Fouquieria splendens

Ocotillo

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Fouquieria splendens
Principal Common Name Ocotillo
Common Name(s)
Synonym
Description This plant is a desert native with grooved spiny branches that blooms after the rain bearing tubular bright to deep red orange flowers.
General Comments It can tolerate very dry conditions but it does drop leaves quickly resprouting after the rainy season.
Origin
Nativity Southwest USA, Mexico
Height Range 8 - 25 FT
Spread Range 5 - 10 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 18 : 19 : 20
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Bright Green
Leaf Texture
Form Shrub
Flower Color Red-Orange
Flower Time Spring
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Drought tolerant : Flower : Form : Heat Tolerant : Shape : Texture

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