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New Mexico Privet

Botanical Name:
Forestiera neomexicana
Plant Description:
Fast growing deciduous shrub. Inconspicuous yellow-white flowers bloom in spring followed by small black berries enjoyed by birds. Shape improves with age. Useful fast filler for desert conditions. Drought tolerant after established. Prefers alkaline soil and tolerates many different soil textures. Grows best with adequate water.
Plant Family:
Oleaceae
USDA Hardiness Zones:
4 to 9
Mature Size:
12-18' tall x 12' wide
Plant Type:
Shrub
Light Requirement:
Sun to Shade
Water Requirement:
4 - Very Low
Fruit:
Edible
Utah Native:
Yes
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