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Fouquieria macdougalii (Mexican Tree Ocotillo)

Fouquieria macdougalii
Mexican Tree Ocotillo

This large spiky succulent occurs on rocky slopes in Sonora, Mexico from 500 to 2500 feet. Long spiny branches (canes) arise from a short thick trunk. The small green leaves that line the branches are drought-deciduous. Bright red flower clusters appear primarily in the spring, but can bloom intermittently throughout the year, attracting hummingbirds. Plant in full sun and well-drained soils.

Plant Type Native, Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Red
Flower Season Spring, Fall
Growth Rate Slow
Height 20' - 25' (ft)
Spread 20' - 25' (ft)
Spacing 25' (ft)
Characteristics Semi-Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Patio and Containers, Walls and Fences
Tolerance Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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