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Cordia boissieri
Cordia boissieri

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Zones 8-28
Full Sun
Full
Regular Water
Moderate

Cordia boissieri

Texas Olive
Boraginaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs, Trees

CORDIA

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, Mexico; adapted to low and intermediate deserts. Grows 12 ft. tall, 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.

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