Mexican Olive

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Mexican Olive

Cordia boissieri
Mexican Olive, Texas Wild Olive, Anacuahita
15

20 feet
15

20 feet
Far south Texas and northeastern Mexico.
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Sun; nearly evergreen; very ornamental with large, thick leaves, a rounded crown, and often multiple trunks. White trumpet flowers appear all summer long and sometimes year-round. It drops leaves in extreme freezes and can be damaged by subfreezing temperatures (15 degrees F), but even then it returns vigorously from the roots to quickly regain full size; if in doubt, give it a south wall location or frost protection, especially in hilly country north of San Antonio. Once established, Mexican Olive is very drought-hardy and it survives without irrigation along roadsides and highways in the Rio Grande Valley.

Maintenance

Occasional pruning and training.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
15-20' H, 15-20' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

This plant goes well with

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