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Pinky Anisacanthus, Pinkie Anisacanth, Dwarf Desert Honeysuckle
Anisacanthus puberulus


Pinky anisacanthus is larger than either flame acanthus (A. quadrifidus v. wrightii) or dwarf acanthus (A. linearis), with broader leaves, a more sprawling form, and pink flowers which occur only in early spring and sometimes in fall. It is native to the Chinati Mountains in the Trans-Pecos, but not a common plant there. Pinky anisacanthus does not lend itself as well to landscape use as the other two species, because of its lanky form and relative smattering of blooms. It is root hardy as far north as Dallas and is adaptable to many soils.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: pink

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: small capsule

Height: 6 to 10 feet

Width: 6 to 10 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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