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...
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Native from extreme southwestern Texas into the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico. Treelike yucca to 12 ft. ...