|Arizona Rosewood, Vauquelinia californica.|
October 11, 2006.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Near Superior, Arizona.
|Arizona Rosewood Leaves.|
|Arizona Rosewood Leaf.|
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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.
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.
Soil pH requirements:
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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