Fouquieria formosa
Fouquieria formosa
Fouquieria formosa
Fouquieria formosa
Fouquieria formosa
Fouquieria formosa
Fouquieria formosa
Fouquieria formosa
Fouquieria formosa
Fouquieria formosa
Fouquieria formosa

Get ready to smarten up your plant collection with a unique and eye-catching addition - the Fouquieria formosa is a vibrant member of the Fouquieria. This species is perfect if you're searching for a cold-tolerant species. The most remarkable feature of this species has been its ability to thrive in the hardest winters. It adapts well to cultivation and is resilient to moderate freezes in USDA 8-11 zone and drought. 

Native to central and southern Mexico, this small, dry deciduous tree grows to a height of about 32 feet. When leafless, Fouquieria formosa resembles a conventional tree more than the other species in this genus and has to peel bark, and a tiny, red, tubular flower, blooms in spring that draws hummingbirds.  

These evergreen branches covered in spines, often used as bonsai are sure to be the talk of your garden or indoor space. From its full sunlight requirements to minimal watering needs, this plant is relatively easy to care for.  It grows best in a specialized succulent potting mix, which protects it from fungal diseases and root rot. 

With its ability to shelter and feed a variety of animals, this tree plays a crucial role in the desert ecosystem. Its sap has also been used for medicinal purposes by indigenous peoples for centuries.

Bloom Season Spring
Botanical Name Fouquieria formosa
Dormancy Winter
Family Fouquieriaceae
Flower Color Red
Genus Fouquieria
Growth Habit Upright
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 32 ft. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Tree like Succulent
Propagation By seeds, cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, deer resistant, mild frost tolerant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Bonsai plant
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to cats, friendly to dogs
Watering Needs Low

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Fouquieria formosa

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Please note: All Landscape Ready plants that are in a 6-inch pot or larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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Get ready to smarten up your plant collection with a unique and eye-catching addition - the Fouquieria formosa is a vibrant member of the Fouquieria. This species is perfect if you're searching for a cold-tolerant species. The most remarkable feature of this species has been its ability to thrive in the hardest winters. It adapts well to cultivation and is resilient to moderate freezes in USDA 8-11 zone and drought. 

Native to central and southern Mexico, this small, dry deciduous tree grows to a height of about 32 feet. When leafless, Fouquieria formosa resembles a conventional tree more than the other species in this genus and has to peel bark, and a tiny, red, tubular flower, blooms in spring that draws hummingbirds.  

These evergreen branches covered in spines, often used as bonsai are sure to be the talk of your garden or indoor space. From its full sunlight requirements to minimal watering needs, this plant is relatively easy to care for.  It grows best in a specialized succulent potting mix, which protects it from fungal diseases and root rot. 

With its ability to shelter and feed a variety of animals, this tree plays a crucial role in the desert ecosystem. Its sap has also been used for medicinal purposes by indigenous peoples for centuries.

Bloom Season Spring
Botanical Name Fouquieria formosa
Dormancy Winter
Family Fouquieriaceae
Flower Color Red
Genus Fouquieria
Growth Habit Upright
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 32 ft. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Tree like Succulent
Propagation By seeds, cuttings
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, deer resistant, mild frost tolerant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized succulent potting mix
Special Features Bonsai plant
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to cats, friendly to dogs
Watering Needs Low

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