Water Needs

Light Needs

Common Name

Arizona Rosewood

Scientific Name

Vauquelinia californica

Botanical Pronunciation

va-u-que-LEN-ee-a kal-i-FOR-ni-ka

Plant Type

Broadleaf Evergreen Trees, Large Shrubs

Deciduous / Evergreen


Special Features

Valued as a nonpoisonous replacement for oleander, although it's early summer flowering is not as spectacular and occurs over only a couple of weeks.


Late spring, early summer, Small white flowers in umbels followed by small brown fruit.

Growth Habit


Growth Rate


Average Landscape Size

15' x 10'

Landscape Uses

Floral Accent, Screen

Care Information

Needs good drainage. Does very well in Washington County. Though they tend to be small at the nursery, Arizona rosewood can be pruned and shaped into a hedge or small tree. Works well in tight spaces and around patios.

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USDA Hardiness Zone

-10° F, Zone 6a

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