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 CharacteristicsThis Southwestern U.S. native shrub is low-maintenance and drought-tolerant.
CareProvide full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil.
- Genus : Cordia
- Zones : 10, 11, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
- Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer, Summer
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Flower Color : White