Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees
These members of the forget-me-not family are grown for their showy flowers. Some species are at home in the desert Southwest, others in more tropical climates.Cordia boissieri
Native to New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico; adapted to low and intermediate deserts. Grows to 12 ft. tall and 8–10 ft. wide. Oval, rough-surfaced, grayish green leaves to 5 in. long. Clustered, 2 1/2-in. white flowers with yellow throats begin bloom in midspring and continue over a long season; repeat bloom is possible in autumn. Can be kept pruned as a 3–5-ft. shrub or trained into a small tree.
Evergreen to deciduous South American shrub or tree; drops leaves in cold winters. Zones 8–16, 1...
Mint-family member from South Africa. Branching to 4–6 ft. tall and wide. Hairy, square stems ca...
Native to southwestern U.S. and Mexico. Grows to 15–30 ft. tall and wide. Yellow-green bark, spi...