|Scientific Name||Forestiera neomexicana|
|Common Name||New Mexico Privet (Desert Olive)|
|Habit||A spiny branching deciduous shrub that develops great character with age. |
It can be grown in a dense hedge, or pruned to form a twisting,
multi-stemmed small tree.
|Growth Form||White bark and glowing bright yellow fall colors. |
Female plants produce considerable quantities of
blue-black berries that are eaten by birds.
|Mature Size||Height: 12-18′ Width: 12′|
|Flowers||Yellow-white flowers appearing before leaves. |
Bloom Time: Early to late spring
|Sun Requirements||Full Sun; Morning Sun & Afternoon shade.|
|Water Requirements||Drought Resistant / Waterwise.|
Although drought tolerant, regular watering
will help the plant to thrive and fill out quickly.
|Soil Requirements||Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil|
|Other Info||Low maintenance, low water, high beauty factor. |
Common uses are in shrub borders, native plantings,
hedges, xeriscapes, and as an accent.