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Palo Adan, Adam's Tree Ocotillo, Fouquieria diguetii

Palo Adan, Adam's Tree  Ocotillo, Fouquieria diguetii, Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden
Palo Adan, Adam's Tree Ocotillo, Fouquieria diguetii
February 21, 2008. Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden
Palo Adan, Adam's Tree  Ocotillo FlowersFouquieria diguetii Flowers
Palo Adan, Adam's Tree
Ocotillo Flowers
Fouquieria diguetii Flowers
Palo Adan, Adam's Tree  Ocotillo LeavesFouquieria diguetii Thorns
Palo Adan, Adam's Tree
Ocotillo Leaves
Fouquieria diguetii Thorns

Palo Adan, Adam's Tree Ocotillo
Fouquieria diguetii, Ocotillo Family ( Fouquieraceae ) Palo Adan, Adam's Tree Ocotillo: Also called; .

Drought deciduous and they drop their leaves if they lack water. They might then look dead.

Height: Up To 20 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Most are about 7 - 8 feet.
Bark: Brown - green, smooth; with paired, straight spines.
Trunk: Up to 3 inches in diameter.
Flowers: Panicles of red tubular flowers, about 1 inch long, occuring in spike-like clusters (12 to 20 inches long) near the tops of the tree.
Blooming Time: Spring & Summer.
Leaves: Alternate, obovate seedpods, 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long, with entire margins, fleshy, occuring in bunches, yellow-green to blue-green in color.
Seeds: Light brown, 3 valved elongated (1 inch long) capsule.
Found: Mexico. A low water use landscaping plant in the Phoenix and Tucson areas.
Elevation: 500 to 2,800 Feet.
Habitat: Rocky hillsides and alluvial plains. Xeriscape ornamental in lower elevations or Arizona. Introduced from Mexico, especially from Sonora, north Sinaloa.
Miscellaneous: Photos Taken February 21, 2008. Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Not native to Arizona.

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