Littleleaf cordia

Cordia parvifolia

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Kirti Mathura
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Littleleaf cordia (Cordia parvifolia)
KOR-dee-ah par-vih-FOE-lee-ah
Genus:  Cordia
Though its leaves are small, this semi-deciduous shrub stands out in the landscape. Littleleaf cordia has a prolifically branching, slightly open form that looks good year-round. Its roughly textured, dark gray-green foliage contrasts nicely with its coppery brown young stems. From late spring into fall, branch tips bear clusters of pristine, white, funnel-shaped flowers to provide a visually cooling effect during the peak of summer heat. It grows to 6 to 8 feet tall and wide.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This Southwestern U.S. native shrub is low-maintenance and drought-tolerant.
Care:  Provide full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
Propagation:  From cuttings.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Hedge
Style
Desert Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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