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Arizona Rosewood, Vauquelinia californica.

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Arizona Rosewood, Vauquelinia californica.
October 11, 2006.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Near Superior, Arizona.
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Arizona Rosewood Leaves.
Vauquelinia californica.
Arizona Rosewood Leaf.
Vauquelinia californica.
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Arizona Rosewood.
Vauquelinia californica.
Arizona Rosewood.
Vauquelinia californica.
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Arizona Rosewood.
Vauquelinia californica.
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Arizona Rosewood.
Vauquelinia californica.

Arizona Rosewood.
Vauquelinia californica, Rose Family: ( Rosaceae ), Arizona Rosewood.

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An evergreen shrub or small tree up to 25 feet tall. The bark is gray to reddish brown and shaggy or divided into square pieces.

A great substitute for Nerium Oleanders. Without all of the disadvantages of Oleanders.


Quick Notes:

Height: Up to about 5 to 25 feet tall and 4 to 15 feet wide.

Flowers: The flowers white, with 5 petals up to 1/4" wide. The flowers occur in dense white clusters on branch terminals, 2 - 3 inches across.

Flowering Time: May to June.

Fruit: Dark blue, berry-like fruit.

Leaves: Blue - green, simple, toothed, alternate, leathery, lance-shaped with a sunken midvein, up to 4" long and 1/2" wide.

Found: The USDA claims it is native to the USA (AZ, NM). In Arizona it is found in Maricopa, Pinal, Pina, Gila, & Cochise counties. Also found in northern Sonora, Baja, & Chihuahua Mexico.

Hardiness: Said to be hardy below 10 F. Not verified.

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
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)
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)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)
8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Partial Shade

Elevation: 2,500 - 5,000 feet. Will grow at lower elevations.

Habitat: Found throughout upper desert scrub and oak woodlands in Arizona. Does best in dry, sandy, well-drained/light soils. An ideal xeriscape landscape plant in Arizona.

Miscellaneous: Shrub Photos Taken October 11, 2006. Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Near Superior, Arizona. Flower Photos Taken May 13, 2008.

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