Arizona Rosewood

Vauquelinia californica

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Vauquelinia (vau-kwel-IN-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: californica (kal-ih-FOR-nik-uh) (Info)

Category:

Perennials

Shrubs

Trees

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

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)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Goodyear, Arizona

Maricopa, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Henderson, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

Austin, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 9, 2021, shawnkilpatrick from Fort Mohave, AZ (Zone 13a) wrote:

I am in Fort Mohave Az and planted these in January of 2021. So far, they are a bit finicky. I am still trying to get them established but do not yet understand their water requirements. As the poster from Mesa says, they seem to have specific watering needs that I have yet to figure out. They are dropping leaves and turning yellow in April but also have pushed out some new growth. Time will tell.

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On Feb 18, 2018, DDruff from Mesa, AZ wrote:

Given that I live in Arizona, I thought this would be an easy plant to grow in place of those ugly oleanders we see everywhere growing out of control. We planted three of them over a year ago for additional screening height along our wall, but these are finicky bushes. A little too much water, and they drop their leaves. A little less water, and they drop their leaves. We thought they had established themselves and then they turned yellow and one died. We are still trying them, but they are much more difficult to grow than the oleanders that grow like weeds. Any advice would be appreciated.

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