Guaiacum coulteri. Plant Database Search. Guayacan. This gnarly, evergreen, slow-growing shrub or small tree is native to the gravelly plains of western Mexico. Scientific: Guaiacum coulteri. Common: guayacan, pockwood, Sonora guaiacum, tree of life, wood of life. Family: Zygophyllaceae Origin: A dry forest hardwood. Guaiacum coulteri. Guayacan. Foliage: Semi-Evergreen. Mature Height: 6′ – 25′. Mature Width: 6′ – 25′. Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate. Hardiness: 28 degrees F.

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I also got 2 cuttings 2 weeks ago and Isurprinsingly, one is growing small leaves!! I have used cow manure as fertilizer and the most commercial brand as well.

The plant blooms profusely with purple flowers during the hottest part of summer in Phoenix, defying Mother Nature’s fury. Coulteei planted 5 Guayacan trees in our property 4 years ago. MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize your favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. I’ve had no problem with cold in Phoenix at all with this one.

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The 7 seeds germinated in days in small pots in my back patio and they are doing very well. This species is featured in: Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: While back in Phoenix a few weeks ago, my first stop was Glendale to check upon these specimens, as well as other desert-type trees I have been researching extensively.


Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Overexploitation for timber in conjunction with habitat loss and a slow rate of regeneration has left G. People tell me that it is 20 years old and it is barely 5′ tall but very vigorous. While I would consider this species highly experimental this far north thus far, it is none the less something every serious plant geek should try.

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It divides species into nine categories: Share this image — Hide sharing options. On Jan 9,conrehabit from Mazatlan, Mexico wrote: Most neighbours “harvest” my tree before I know it. Register for an account To save searches and access a historical view of information you have downloaded you are required to register for an account.

Guaiacum coulteri has been We need to more than double the number of wild species plants, animals and fungi assessed. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image.

Just happy to have it, although I know it will take years to reach a height that will be noticeable. That is not to say that they aren’t suitable for xeriscape in the least.


However, our work is nowhere near complete. Holywood lignum vitae Guaiacum sanctum. Commoner lignum vitae Guaiacum officinale. The cow manure gave me good results. X Close Image credit.

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Reward your locally-owned nursery guaiacu, giving them your business instead. Phoenix, Arizona 3 reports. A beautiful shrub to small tree, but relatively hard I have heard that rainfall within it’s native range varies between “, mostly falling during the warmer months. It grows much faster with plentiful water in summer. This is only achievable with support from people like you.

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Flowering ranges from sparse to profuse, apparently most floriferous when bloom is preceded by drought.