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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Fouquieria macdougalii-Tree Ocotillo

Small tree or large shrub that can reach a mature size of 24' tall by 18' wide. Growth habit is irregular, with long spiny branches. The small green leaves that line the branches are drought-deciduous, but will remain on the plant with supplemental irrigation. Bright red flower clusters appear primarily in spring, but can bloom intermittently throughout the year.  Rocky slopes in Sonora 500-2500'. Short thick trunk.


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