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Fouquieria splendens

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Species Name: Fouquieria splendens
Common Name: Ocotillo

Beautiful specimen for desert gardens. Give extremely good drainage. Attracts hummingbirds.

Plant Family: Fouquieriaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 8'-20' high
Growth Habit: Upright
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Slow
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Dry
Cold Hardy to: To 2,100'
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Red
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Sonoran Desert, Baja CA
Natural Habitat: Dry, generally rocky soils below 2,100'


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