Ocotillo

Fouquieria splendens

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm
cool
cover:
NA

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
AcidicAlkalineMetalSaltCaliche

Location

Min elevation:
0
Max elevation:
5000
Counties: 
Apache
Cochise
Coconino
Gila
Graham
Greenlee
La Paz
Maricopa
Mohave
Pima
Pinal
Santa Cruz
Yavapai
Yuma

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
High
Germination Overall: 
NA
Germination rate: 
NA
Germination Requirements: 
NA
Reproduction: 
NA
Establishment: 
High

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireFloodingLow lightRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resilienceErosion controlForage productionPollinator habitatIncreased soil healthWeed managementWildlife habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Not commonly available
NOTES:
low establishment rates from seed
Citations:
Humphrey 1960, Vines 1960