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Chuparosa, Beloperone californica.

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Chuparosa.
Beloperone californica, Acanthus Family: ( Acanthaceae ), Chuparosa. Also called: Justicia california, Hummingbird Bush.

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This is a very popular landscaping plant in arizona and it is considered a deciduous shrub.

It is deciduous shrub up to about 6 feet in height, gray-green succulent plant, with tubular red to yellow flowers, native to deserts of California, Arizona, and Mexico.

Hummingbirds are attracted to it. Chuparosa means hummingbird.


Quick Notes:

Height: Evergreen bush slowly growing to about 6 feet tall and 12 feet wide.

Flowers: The flowers are red, tubular, to about 2" long. The upper lip of the flower is two-lobed and the lower lip is three-lobed. The yellow anthers have white tips. They are sympetalous, zygomorphic.

Stalk: Several erect, sparsely leaved stems with pinkish-lavender, bilaterally symmetrical flowers in a long, open, interrupted cluster.

Flowering Time: Mid February - November.

Fruit: The fruit is an achene with a bristly pappus 0.6 to 0.8 inch long.

Seeds: Seedpods 1 - 1 1/2" long, 3/8 - 1/2" in diameter; a cylindrical pod; short-pointed at ends, reddish; maturing in summer, remaining attached, often opening late; many elliptical flattened shiny brown; seeds.

Leaves: The leaves are grayish - green, simple, oval, and up to 1" long. They have hairs on them.

Found: The USDA claims that Beloperone californica is native of the USA (AZ, CA). In Arizona it is native to Mohave, la Paz, Yuma, Maricopa, Pinal, & Pima counties. Also native to Mexico in Sonora, & Baja California Norte.

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Elevation: 0 Feet - 2,600 Feet.

Habitat: Alkaline, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy, Well-drained/light soils, sandy washes. An ideal xeriscape landscape plant in Arizona.

Miscellaneous: Flowering Photos Taken March 30, 2006. Glendale, Arizona. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.

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