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Vauquelinia corymbosa ssp. angustifolia
Vauquelinia corymbosa Humb. & Bonpl. ssp. angustifolia (Rydb.) Hess & Henrickson
Slimleaf rosewood, Chisos rosewood, Guauyul
Synonym(s): Vauquelinia angustifolia
USDA Symbol: vacoa
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Chisos rosewood, a 9-15 ft. shrub, can reach 30 ft. in height. Its twisted branches with dark-brown bark, evergreen foliage, and showy flowers and fruit all make this an attractive landscape plant. The long, narrow, shiny leaves are dark-green above and yellow-green below. Large clusters of fragrant, white flowers are followed by fuzzy, white fruits.
Its twisted branches with dark-brown bark, evergreen foliage, and showy flowers and fruit all make this an attractive landscape plant.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf Retention: Evergreen Size Notes:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution:
Trans-Pecos mts. & n. Mex. Native Habitat:
Rocky slopes; chaparral; canyons
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Soil Description:
Rocky soils. Conditions Comments: Evergreen
leaves, dark brown bark,
and showy flowers and fruit
make this an attractive landscape plant. Drought-tolerant. Becomes disease prone–especially to rose-leaf spot–when grown outside its natural range.
Seeds , Softwood Cuttings Description:
Fresh seed planted in fall will germinate. Keep seedlings protected over winter. Softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings taken in mid- to late summer will root. Seed Collection:
Gather capsules as soon as they begin to dry and turn brownish yellow. Seeds can be stored in or out of the capsule
in sealed, refrigerated containers. Seed Treatment:
Seeds can be stored in the capsule
or the capsules crushed and the seed separated and stored in the refrigerator. No pre-treatment is necessary for fresh seed. Commercially Avail:
Record Last Modified: 2009-04-23
Research By: TWC Staff