Chomonque

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Chomonque

Gochnatia hypoleuca
Ocote
1

3 feet
1

3 feet
South Texas and northern Mexico
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

Sun or light shade. Evergreen, with fragrant white flowers very late in the year. A little-known South Texas native with heat and drought tolerance and landscape potential; it may be expected to do well in sand, caliche or even amended clay. The long, bicolored green-and-white leaves resemble olive or oleander, with a breezy, weepy form. Chomonque is a fairly recent introduction, with few full-grown specimens locally; see it in the South Texas native areas at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Maintenance

Little needed; prune to shape only.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
1-3' H, 1-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
September, October, November
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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