Guaiacum coulteri. Plant Database Search. Guayacan. This gnarly, evergreen, slow-growing shrub or small tree is native to the gravelly plains of western Mexico. Scientific: Guaiacum coulteri. Common: guayacan, pockwood, Sonora guaiacum, tree of life, wood of life. Family: Zygophyllaceae Origin: A dry forest hardwood. Guaiacum coulteri. Guayacan. Foliage: Semi-Evergreen. Mature Height: 6′ – 25′. Mature Width: 6′ – 25′. Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate. Hardiness: 28 degrees F.

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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Guaiacum coulteri has been It gets water every other day in the summer, then every three days the rest of the year. This species is featured in: Species categorized as Endangered EN. This plant should be used more.

Species categorized as Extinct EX. Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: A taxon is Vulnerable VU when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Vulnerable, and it is therefore considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

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It can begin flowering on bare branches as the leaves begin to come in when summer rainfall begins. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Species categorized as Near Threatened NT. Rodents of Unusual Size. The IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria are intended to be an easily and widely understood system for classifying species at high risk of global extinction. I have guaiacym at least 1 large 18 feet or taller tree along the Free Highway 15 r I planted a Guayacan in Tempe, Arizona.


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Share this image — Hide sharing options. That is not to say that they aren’t suitable for xeriscape in the least. The Guayacan is native to Mexico and is found as far north as Sonora near Hermosillo relatively frost free.

While back in Phoenix a few weeks ago, my first stop was Glendale to check upon these specimens, as well as other desert-type trees I have been researching extensively.

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It divides species into nine categories: This plant has been said to grow in the following regions: It grows much faster with plentiful water in summer. I’ve had no problem with cold in Phoenix at all with this one. Surveys should be over a time frame gyaiacum to the taxon’s life cycle and life form.

The bottom of the crown is often flat because it is often browsed by livestock and other herbivores. I have heard that rainfall within it’s native range varies between “, mostly falling during the warmer months. Species categorized as Vulnerable VU. Post guajacum comment about this plant. If you live in or near Maricopa County, youneed to know about this nursery. If you are able to help please contact: AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsCohlteriPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.


It is simply one of the most stunning treasures of the Sonoran Desert. Because it is such a rarity, I soak it only once a week At this time, I have at least half a dozen germinated, or in the process. I was lucky enough to pick up a nice 1gal specimen while attending Desert Botanical’s spring sale back in March.

Flowering ranges from sparse to profuse, apparently most floriferous when bloom is preceded by drought. A coulteru is Extinct EX when there is no reasonable doubt that the guaiacuj individual has died. Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox.

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This is an incredible achievement. Hoping it proves hardy enough to someday show up in local gardens far removed from it’s home in the Tropical Dry Forests of N. A taxon is Extinct In The Wild EW when it is known only to survive in cultivation, in captivity or as a naturalized population or populations well outside the past range.

The picture I uploaded is from an existing tree in our 2 acre site.