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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Fouquieria splendens-Ocotillo

Deciduous 6-30' by up to 15'. Moderate growth with water. During warm growing months irrigate every month if no rain. Slender spined branches ascend from a common base. SW USA. Drought deciduous. In spring, spiky clusters of bright red flowers.  Too much water can surely kill this plant. Good drainage important. Stem tip cuttings can be made during warm months.

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