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Desert Rose, Desert Azalea

 

This perennial succulent has twisted branches growing from a huge, fleshy, half-buried trunk or rootstock. Oval, glossy leaves are grouped at the branch tips. Decorative, trumpet-shaped blooms are pale pink, sometimes white, with deep pink to red margins.

Adenium obesum

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Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glossy, leathery

Leaf shape : Oval to lance-shaped

Leaf color : Grey-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower width : 2"

Flower shape : Tubular

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : < 5 ft.

Average size maturity height : < 9 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : above 40 F (Z11)

Sunset zone : 23, 24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Su

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes