Botanical Name: Vauquelinia californica ssp. pauciflora
 Common Name: California Rosewood
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

6-12', 12-25'

 

Flower Color

White

 

Flower Season

Summer

 

Leaf Color

Dark Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Medium

 

Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch

 

Accenting Features

Specimen

 

Seasonal Interest

Summer

 

Location Uses

Entry, Foundation, Walls / Fences

 

Special Uses

Screen

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by: Mary Irish

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Large evergreen shrub or small tree grows at a moderate to fast rate to 25' tall. Leathery leaves are up to 4" long and dark green. Small white flowers in dense flat clusters appear in summer. Accepts full or reflected sun. Drought tolerant. Needs well drained soil. Will tolerate rocky, alkaline situations. Native to southern Arizona into Baja.
Frost tolerant to 25 F.