Fouquieria diguetii (Palo Adan)


This large spiky shrub is common in the Sonoran desert of Baja California, Mexico. Long, spiny branches often referred to as “canes” arise from a short thick trunk. Mature plants average about 8-12 feet in height, with a 8 foot spread. The small green leaves that line the branches are drought-deciduous, but will remain on the plant with supplemental irrigation. Bright red tubular flowers borne in clusters decorate the cane tips in the spring, attracting hummingbirds. Plant in well drained soils.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Accent/Succulent
Size (H x W): 12ft x 8ft
Flower Color: Red
Hardiness: Zone 9: 20˚F

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