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Palo Adan, Adam's Tree
Scientific Name: Fouquieria diguetii (Tiegh.) I.M. Johnst.
Family: Fouquieriaceae
Palo Adan, Adam's Tree (Fouquieria  diguetii) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 13, 18-20
USDA: 10-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (southern Baja California, coastal southern Sonora, coastal Sinaloa)

Growth Habits: Shrub, branching at base, up to 7 feet tall (2 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water when leaves are present, else little water


The Fouquieria diguetii is a pachycaul shrub with whitish or yellowish bark. It is occasionally used to produce bonsais. This species is named after Leon Diguet, a French explorer who was investigating pearl fisheries on Santa Catalina Island in the Gulf of California

Palo Adan, Adam's Tree (Fouquieria  diguetii)

Blooming Habits:
Red flowers in summer

Fruiting Habits:

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