New Mexican Privet, Desert Olive
Deciduous, Shrubs, Trees
Native to New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona west to California. Little used outside arid regions. Grows to 12–18 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide. Smooth, medium green leaves to 1 1/2 in. long turn yellow in fall. Inconspicuous flowers. Small (1/4-in.-long), egg-shaped fruits, blue-black when mature, are not always produced (some plants do not have both male and female flowers); when they do appear, they attract birds. Fairly fast growth makes it a good screen plant; can be trained as a small multitrunked tree.
Annuals. The Fantasy series produces compact plants to 1 ft. high and 6–8 in. wide, with very na...
Lavender flowers precede foliage that opens pink, matures to lime and gold, then shades to green.
Native to Iran, Afghanistan, and central Asia. Absolutely covered with slender, sinuous spikes of...