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Texas Olive Trees, Cordia boissieri.

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Audrey DeLange With Texas Olive, Cordia boissieri. Also Called: Anacahuita, Wild Olive, Mexican Olive, White Cordia, White Geiger, and Texas Wild Olive. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs or Trees.
Audrey DeLange With Texas Olive, Cordia boissieri.
April 22, 2006.
At Boyce Thompson Arboretum Near Superior, Arizona.
Flowers. Texas Olive, Cordia boissieri. Also Called: Anacahuita, Wild Olive, Mexican Olive, White Cordia, White Geiger, and Texas Wild Olive. Xeriscape Landscaping Plants For The Arizona Desert Environment. Pictures, Photos, Information, Descriptions, Images, & Reviews. Shrubs or Trees.
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Texas Olive Trees.
Cordia boissieri, Borage Family: ( Boraginaceae ) , Texas Olive. Also Called: Anacahuita, Wild Olive, Mexican Olive, White Cordia, White Geiger, and Texas Wild Olive.

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Cordia boissieri is a species of flowering shrub or small tree in the borage family, Boraginaceae. Its native range extends from southern Texas in the United States south to central Mexico.

A deciduous, large shrub or small tree, 10 to 25 feet tall and wide. It has single gray-green leaves up to 5 inches long and 2 inches wide.

Will take full sun or reflected heat.


Quick Notes:

Height: Up to about 10 - 25 feet tall, spread 10 to 25 feet.

Trunk: 3 to 8 inches in diameter. An attractive rough trunk; multi stemmed deciduous tree, sometimes single stemmed.

Bark:

Flowers: Funnel-shaped, single white flowers with a yellow throat, 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

Blooming Time: Late March - April. Sometimes in the fall.

Seeds: Olive shaped, but unedible, yellow-green fruit, 1 inch long. With one to four large seeds.

Leaves: Single, obovate, gray-green leaves up to 5 inches long and 2 inches wide. Covered with short hairs giving them a rough texture.

Found: Native to Texas & northern Mexico in Nuevo Len, & Tamaulipas. State flower of Nuevo Len in Mexico. The USDA claims it is native of the USA (TX).

Elevation: Native from 0 to 5,699 feet.

Hardiness: Said to survive into Zone 6b.

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Habitat: Dry, well-drained soils; drought tolerant.

Miscellaneous: Photos Taken April 22, 2006. At Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior, Arizona. A low water use landscaping plant in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Water slightly in Phoenix. Honey bees and bumble bees are attracted to this plant.

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