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Hog Plum

Colubrina texensis

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.

Origins: Texas and Mexico

Maintenance

None required.

Provides both shelter and food for wildlife.

Min. Height: 1'

Max Height: 3 feet'

Min. Width: 1'

Max Width: 3 feet'

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