Mexican Tree Ocotillo, Fouquieria macdougalii, Also called; Candlewood Tree. Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Mexican Tree Ocotillo Flowers
Common Name Mexican Tree Ocotillo
Latin Name Fouquieria macdougalii
Native Habitat Sonoora, Mexico at 500 to 2,500 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, limestone, low organic content, well drained
Water Once to twice per month in summer
Height X Width 15 feet X 10 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Green leaves for short time after rains, red-orange flowers mid-spring, stem evergreen
Garden Suitability Songbird, Sonoran
Ornamental Value Red  flowers mid-spring
Nature Value Flowers used by butterflies and bees, nesting for songbirds
Native American Uses Lath for adobe, medicinal bark
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