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Mexican Tree Ocotillo, Fouquieria macdougalii.

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Mexican Tree Ocotillo, Fouquieria macdougalii, Also called; Candlewood Tree, ocotillo macho, torote verde. At The Glendale Arizona Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Trees.
Mexican Tree Ocotillo, Fouquieria macdougalii.
February 21, 2008.
Glendale, Arizona Xeriscape Demonstration Garden.
Mexican Tree Ocotillo, Fouquieria macdougalii, Also called; Candlewood Tree, ocotillo macho, torote verde. At The Glendale Arizona Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Trees.Mexican Tree Ocotillo, Fouquieria macdougalii, Also called; Candlewood Tree, ocotillo macho, torote verde. At The Glendale Arizona Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Trees.
Mexican Tree Ocotillo.
Fouquieria macdougalii.
Mexican Tree Ocotillo.
Fouquieria macdougalii.
Mexican Tree Ocotillo, Fouquieria macdougalii, Also called; Candlewood Tree, ocotillo macho, torote verde. At The Glendale Arizona Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Trees.Mexican Tree Ocotillo, Fouquieria macdougalii, Also called; Candlewood Tree, ocotillo macho, torote verde. At The Glendale Arizona Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Trees.
Mexican Tree Ocotillo.
Fouquieria macdougalii.
Mexican Tree Ocotillo.
Fouquieria macdougalii.

Mexican Tree Ocotillo.
Fouquieria macdougalii, Ocotillo Family ( Fouquieraceae ) Mexican Tree Ocotillo: Also called; Candlewood Tree, ocotillo macho, torote verde.

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


Quick Notes:

Height: Up To 20 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Most are about 6 - 8 feet.

Trunk: Up to 3 inches in diameter.

Bark: Brown - green, smooth; with paired, straight spines.

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.

Seed Pod: Light brown seeds in a 3 valved elongated (1 inch long) capsule.

Leaves: Alternate, obovate, 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches long, with entire margins, fleshy, occuring in bunches, yellow-green to blue-green in color.

Stems/Trunks: A redish-brown, finely furrowed bark. 3 to 14 inches in diameter.

Found: Introduced from Mexico, especially from Sonora, & north Sinaloa.

Elevation: 500 to 2,800 feet.

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Habitat: Sandy well drained desert soils. Rocky hillsides and alluvial plains. Low water use landscaping plant in the Phoenix, & Tucson, Arizona areas.

Miscellaneous: Photos Taken February 21, 2008. Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Not native to Arizona.

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