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Cordia boissieri

Texas Olive

Native from southern Texas into Mexico, this evergreen shrub or small tree is underutilized in the Southwest. The deep green leaves are large, leathery, and coarse in texture. Large white flowers with a yellow throat are borne in clusters from spring through fall. The small, sweet edible fruit resembles an olive. Abundant flower and seed litter should be expected. Plant in full sun and reflected heat locations. The rate of growth depends on the amount of irrigation.