Coyotillo

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Coyotillo

Karwinskia humboldtiana
Margarita, Tullidora
3

6 feet
3

6 feet
Texas and northern Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun or partial shade; fuller form in sun. Coyotillo is thornless and evergreen, with soft, lime-green, strongly veined leaves and a nice rounded shrub form.

Coyotillo is rarely used in domestic settings north of Mexico, since the attractive black berries are poisonous. However, it’s useful in native South Texas wildscape, providing cover and plenty of fruit for mockingbirds. Mature specimens can be seen at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Maintenance

Occasional shaping and litter cleanup. Can be severely cut back as needed to restart, although this is best done in spring before the growing season.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
3-6' H, 3-6' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Green
Bloom Time:
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
The berries are poisonous.
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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