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Palo Adan, Adam's Tree
Fouquieria diguetii

Family: Fouquieriaceae
Genus: Fouquieria (foo-KWEER-ree-uh) (Info)
Species: diguetii (dee-GWEE-tee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona (2 reports)

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Bostonia, California

Santa Barbara, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 15, 2012, mitsukurina from Los Angeles, CA wrote:

Nice easy to grow fouquieria; needs free root run for fast growth.

Positive

On Mar 12, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Speading, sparsely leaved shrub with large spines and bright, attractice red-orange flowers mostly in summer, but have seen at other times of the year. Very drought tolerant plant.