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Ibervillea lindheimeri

Balsam Gourd, Lindheimer's Globeberry

About This Plant

Partial shade. A native vine with deeply lobed leaves. The flowers are small and yellow, but their big red fruits are very eye-catching. The fruits aren’t poisonous, but they aren’t edible either. Birds seem to enjoy them. Balsam gourd is associated with Texas Persimmon and other bushy shrubs of Central and South Texas.

Origins: Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico

Maintenance

Balsam gourd requires very little maintenance.

The fruit is big and eye-catching, but not edible.

Min. Height: 6'

Max Height: 10 feet'

Min. Width: 2'

Max Width: 4 feet'

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