New Mexico privet

Forestiera neomexicana

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New Mexico privet (Forestiera neomexicana)
Genus:  Forestiera
This perennial shrub or small tree has an upright form that reaches heights of up to 10 feet. It blooms before grayish-green foliage emerges. Leaves mature to bright green and contrast beautifully with one-year-old black bark. Small, attractive black berries appear in autumn.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Found in southwestern North America, from Texas to New Mexico and west to California. Tolerates harsh winds and drought. Wood is extremely hard and has been used by Native American tribes as tools.
Care:  Site in full sun or partial shade, and average, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Hardwood cuttings.
Problems:  Infrequent.

Overview

Height
6 ft. to 10 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Interesting Bark,
Native
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
Yellow Flower
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Type
Shrubs

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