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Alluaudia procera

Madagascan Ocotillo

Alluaudia

Comments

A striking shrub; vertically upright gray stems are woody and thorny, with bright green oval leaves in lines along the stems; blooms infrequently with clusters of white flowers; it really stands out in the garden or borders; also great for rock gardens

Description

A striking shrub; vertically upright gray stems are woody and thorny, with bright green oval leaves in lines along the stems; blooms infrequently with clusters of white flowers; it really stands out in the garden or borders; also great for rock gardens

Landscape Attributes

Madagascan Ocotillo is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Madagascan Ocotillo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Vertical Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Madagascan Ocotillo will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

20 feet

5 feet

sandy

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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