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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The picture I uploaded is from an existing tree in our 2 acre site. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: It can eventually reach 25′ tall. Species categorized as Endangered EN. Thus far, my own specimen has done well here in San Jose, CA.

A taxon is Critically Endangered CR when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Critically Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Flowering ranges from sparse to profuse, apparently most floriferous when bloom is preceded by drought. We planted 5 Guayacan trees in our property 4 years ago. 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. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s life cycle and life form. Most neighbours “harvest” my tree before I know it.

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Just happy to have it, although I know it will take years to reach a height that will be noticeable. The bottom of the guaicum is often flat because it is often browsed by livestock and other herbivores. We need to more than double the number of wild species plants, animals and fungi assessed.

Species categorized as Data Deficient DD. Image credit Link to this image Add to scrapbook How you can use this image. Because seed of Guaiacum species are considered recalcitrant remaining viable only for a guaiacuj period of time after harvesting I sowed coilteri seed id collected for trial immediately after I returned home.

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I have heard that rainfall within it’s native range varies between “, mostly falling during the warmer months. A taxon is Endangered EN when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the criteria A to E for Endangered, and guaiacuum is therefore considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Have to admire that about the Guayacan. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

Guayacan Guaiacum coulteri

This is an incredible achievement. I’ve had no problem with cold in Phoenix at fuaiacum with this one. Species categorized as Critically Endangered CR. I planted a Guayacan in Tempe, Arizona. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden.

It took a while to get settled, but it appears to be slowly growing. Share this image — Hide sharing options. 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.

This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Because it is such a rarity, I soak it only once a week That is not to say that they aren’t suitable for xeriscape in the least. AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. A taxon is Near Threatened NT when it has been evaluated against the criteria but does not qualify for Critically EndangeredEndangered or Vulnerable now, but is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.


Regardless, it isn’t a fast grower.

Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

This tree’s natural range extends through areas with very dry winters and wet summers. The Guayacan is native to Mexico guiacum is found as far north as Sonora near Hermosillo coulterk frost free. The cow manure gave me good results. Guaiackm can begin flowering on bare branches as the leaves begin to come in when summer rainfall begins. Phoenix, Arizona 3 reports.

Guaiacum coulteri has been Holywood lignum vitae Guaiacum sanctum. I have one growing in my yard in Phoenix. Please enter your e-mail address and password below.

This is only achievable with support from people like you. I was lucky enough to pick up a nice 1gal specimen while attending Desert Botanical’s spring sale back in March.

At this time, I have at least half a dozen germinated, or in the process. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.

Commoner lignum vitae Guaiacum guauacum. The 7 seeds germinated in days in small pots in my back patio and they are doing very well.