Narrow-leaf Forestiera

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Narrow-leaf Forestiera

Forestiera angustifolia
Narrow-leaved Elbow Bush, Tanglewood, Panalero
6

20 feet
6

15 feet
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun or whole-day dappled shade; in the partial shade, it tends to lean. Semi-evergreen. Narrow-leaf forestiera is a signature fragrance of South Texas, in the early spring days when it is one of the first shrubs to bloom. It has the same 90-degree twig angles as other elbow bushes, but can be distinguished by its dense form and skeletal olive leaves. Forestiera provides an easygoing native box-shrub shape and nesting opportunities, cover, and fruit for wildlife. Use it on sunny dry sites with well-drained soil; pair with torchwood for a nearly evergreen hedgerow. Not widely available commercially; find it at specialty native plant growers, especially in the Rio Grande Valley.

Maintenance

None required. Brush-sculpt as needed to shape.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
6-20' H, 6-15' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Full Sun
Soil Types:
Sandy
Wildlife:
Bees, Birds
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
January, February, March
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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