Hog Plum

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Hog Plum

Colubrina texensis
1

3 feet
1

3 feet
Texas and Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun/partial-shade; deciduous, with soft ovate leaves, pale branches said to resemble snakeskin, and unusual greenish-yellow blooms in spring. In sun this small shrub exhibits more of a rounded form; in shade it tends to ramble a bit; in either scenario, selective pruning easily keeps it tidy. Hog plum’s drupes are a favorite food for birds, and it makes excellent shelter for wildlife due to its dense zigzag branching.

Maintenance

None required.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Shrub
Size:
1-3' H, 1-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Green
Bloom Time:
February, March, April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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