SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: The Living Desert - Palm Desert, CA, San Antonio Botanic Garden - San Antonio, TX and Tucson, AZ
Utility friendly tree.
This evergreen tree reaches 20 feet in height with a 10 to 15-foot spread. Attracts birds.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico.
Additional Common Names
TEXAS OLIVE, CORDIA
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 20 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Oval, Gray Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow or White. Flowers in Spring or Summer.
Beige, White or Yellow Drupe, Small to Medium (0.25 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall, Winter or Summer Edible.
Bark Dark Brown, Dark Gray, Light Gray or Light Green, Furrowed, Ridged or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Moist to Dry Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, and Birds.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cordia boissieri Tree Record." 1995-2018. Feb 24, 2018.
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