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Fouquieria diguetii (Palo Adan)

Fouquieria diguetii
Palo Adan

This large spiky shrub is common in the Sonoran desert of Baja California, Mexico. Long, spiny branches often referred to as "canes" arise from a short thick trunk. Mature plants average about 8-12 feet in height, with a 8 foot spread. The small green leaves that line the branches are drought-deciduous, but will remain on the plant with supplemental irrigation. Bright red tubular flowers borne in clusters decorate the cane tips in the spring, attracting hummingbirds. Plant in well drained soils.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Red
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Moderate, Slow
Height 10' - 15' (ft)
Spread 10' - 12' (ft)
Spacing 15' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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