Texas Wild Olive
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Lore||The sweet fruit of Cordia boissieri, commonly called Texas or Mexican Olive, is a valuable food source for birds and wildlife, but considered slightly toxic to humans if eaten fresh. However the indigenous people of the Rio Grande River valley in southern Texas and Mexico have traditionally made cooked jellies and dyes from the fruit, and use the wood for firewood and carpentry.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growth to 15-25 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Spring into summer; nearly year-round in mild climates|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Attractive Bark, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering.|
Provide average, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule the first growing season to develop a deep, extensive root system. Evergreen in mild winters; root hardy to zone 8b. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring. Fruit is mildly toxic; do not ingest.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11