Common Name: Texas Olive

  • Botanical Name: Cordia boissieri
  • Native Distribution: Sonoran Chihuahuan Deserts, Texas
  • Hardiness:  20 degrees
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water:  Only  little once established; reduce frequency as it matures
  • Growth (rate, size and form): 10×10, may grow larger if trained to a tree
  • Foliage (e/d, color, texture): Evergreen, course leaves
  • Flowers (color & season):   White clusters, spring to fall
  • Comments (litter, thorns, allergenic):   Moderate litter

Special Features (wildlife, other):  Makes a good patio tree, or accent tree in the corner of a yard.  Also good around Ramadas but need some distance between.