General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: 1/2 inch long, two-valved flattened capsules containing up to four seeds.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: Orange, reddish-orange to orange-yellow.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: May bloom throughout the year with sufficient rain.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant

Common names
  • Desert Honeysuckle
  • Chuparosa
  • Thurber's Desert Honeysuckle

Photo Gallery
Location: Desert Botanical Garden   Phoenix, AZ
Date: 2024-04-08
Location: Desert Botanical Garden   Phoenix, AZ
Date: 2024-04-08

Photo courtesy of: davidbygott

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