CAPIS: CALIFORNIA PLANT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Photo Credits: 2007 Len Blumin | 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy | 2008 Gary A. Monroe

USDA Zones: 9-10
Sunset Zones: 10-13, 18-20
Jepson Bioregions: See map
Sun: Full
Water: Low
Soil: Well-drained
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Flood Tolerant: No
Clay Tolerant: No
Serpentine Tolerant: No
Habit: Perennial
Size: 5 ft wide x 15 ft high
Form: Herbaceous - Spire
Flower Color: Red,Orange
Flower Season: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Foliage Texture: Fine
Deciduous: Yes
Fall Color: None
Fruit: Inconspicuous
Growth Rate: Slow
Decorative Bark: No
Special: None

Natural range in California

The map below shows regions where Ocotillo grows naturally. The state is divided into bioregions based on geophysical and climatic boundaries. Plants found in your bioregion are most likely to thrive with minimal interventions such as water, climate modification, and maintenance. To find out which bioregion you are in, visit the Map of Jepson Bioregions.