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Chomonque

Gochnatia hypoleuca

Ocote

About This Plant

Sun or light shade. Evergreen, with fragrant white flowers very late in the year. A little-known South Texas native with heat and drought tolerance and landscape potential; it may be expected to do well in sand, caliche or even amended clay. The long, bicolored green-and-white leaves resemble olive or oleander, with a breezy, weepy form. Chomonque is a fairly recent introduction, with few full-grown specimens locally; see it in the South Texas native areas at San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Origins: South Texas and northern Mexico

Maintenance

Little needed; prune to shape only.

A thornless native shrub to keep the butterfly garden green in winter.

Min. Height: 1'

Max Height: 3 feet'

Min. Width: 1'

Max Width: 3 feet'

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