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Cordia boissieri /Texas Wild Olive

Cordia boissieri   / Cordia boissieri
Tree in full bloom near San Antonio
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Tree in full bloom near San Antonio

Flowering in late May

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Scientific Name: Cordia boissieri
Common Name: Texas Wild Olive
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This rare small tree is ideal for confined areas. It is drought tolerant and insect and disease pests are of no concern. Birds and other wildlife feed on the fruit. Makes a handsome lawn specimen of moderate size. Blooms in late May through early June.