SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Tilden Regional Parks Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA and Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Native to Southern Arizona, Baja California, and Mexico.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 5 - 25 feet.
Width: 4 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Lanceolate, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
White. Flowers in Spring or Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer.
Bark Dark Gray or Red Brown.
Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 10 - 13.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Neutral to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Vauquelinia californica Tree Record." 1995-2021. May 14, 2021.
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