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Guaiacum coulteri (Guayacan)

Guaiacum coulteri

This gnarly, evergreen, slow-growing shrub or small tree is native to the gravelly plains of western Mexico. The dark green, pinnately compound leaves may drop during periods of drought. Intense blue flowers occur from April through September in response to available moisture. Shiny red fruits add extra interest in the fall. Plant in full sun or part shade and well-drained soils, and site carefully to prevent frost damage.

Plant Type Shrub, Tree
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Blue
Flower Season Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Slow
Height 10' - 25' (ft)
Spread 10' - 25' (ft)
Spacing 10' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Specimen
Tolerance Drought
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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