|Orchid of the Desert|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|Soil pH Preferences:||Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 10b
|Plant Height:||10 to 30 feet (3-9 m)|
Other: Contains many winged seeds.
|Fruiting Time:||Year Round
Other: Pink, red, or purple, sometimes white or yellow and purple streaked.
|Flower Time:||Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
|Suitable Locations:||Street Tree
|Toxicity:||Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: All parts are toxic.
|Propagation: Seeds:||Days to germinate: 5-14 days.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Stem
|Pollinators:||Moths and Butterflies
|Containers:||Not suitable for containers
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
|Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Oct 23, 2018 3:34 PM
I got seeds for this pretty flowering tree in last fall's NFSR Swap from RHarbison in Texas. For lack of space, I put off planting them until now in October. I sowed 7 seeds indoors under my SunBlaster lights and they all sprouted in one week. I will grow them under the SunBlaster lights all winter. By spring they should have a head start and be nicely rooted pot plants. I am offering the surplus seeds in the DND Swap since they are viable and quick to sprout.
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|Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 23, 2020 9:38 PM
Habitat: along desert washes, streams, and highways where water collects. Range: Southern California to southern Texas; south into northern Mexico.
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|MunchkinsMom||On March 1, 2016||Transplanted
North fence by Pond l gallon, about 12" tall
|MunchkinsMom||On October 10, 2015||Obtained plant
UCD Plant Sale 1 gallon, about 12" tall
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