Tree Morning Glory

Ipomoea arborescens

Most of us think as morningglorys as annual vines in our gardens. This is actually in the same genus as those, but grows to be a large tree.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Near Native
Origin: Found just north of Hermosillo, reaching its largest in the mountains of southern Sonora.
Family: Convolvulaceae
Size: 12′
Sun: Full sun to filtered light
Watering: Low
Growth Rate: Fast
Temperature: Hardy to 27 degrees F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: The flowers of Tree Morning Glory are a food source for hummingbirds, bees and long-nosed bats
Notes: Winter deciduous. The seeds of plants in the Morning Glory family contain ergine a lysergic alkaloid, also known as LSD

Photo by sosar

In Maricopa County the average first frost date varies from Nov 21st to Dec 12th. In Tucson the average first frost date is Dec 3rd.

  • Keep plants well watered
  • Place plants in a protected microclimate
  • Protect by covering plants, adding heat or increasing air circulation
  • Do not prune frost damage until plants begin growing

For more info: Protecting Frost Sensitive Plants


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