Also called the Texas Olive, this rare native makes a beautiful small
specimen tree perfect for the hottest toughest sunniest areas so long as
the soil is well-drained. The Anacahuita produces large clusters of 2",
crepe-like, white funnel shaped flowers with a dark gold yellow throat
in spring and early summer as well as again in fall. The large olive-like fruit ripens to white
before falling from the tree. The ripe fruit may be too much for some
situations but it is relished by birds and other wildlife but are known
to make the animals dizzy when eaten in any quantity.
Extremely adaptable to soil types. Excellent
drought resistance, moderately salt tolerant, and is an excellent small
tree for the yard yet is durable enough for a parking lot. Evergreen in
it's native range but is considered deciduous north of that. There are
some beautiful specimens at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.
Grows To: 15-25'H x 15-25'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10, (8A?)
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Soil pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline
Soil Types & Moisture: Well-draining, dry to average moist soils, otherwise fairly adaptable to soil types.
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Deer Resistance: Known to eat fruit. Unsure about browsing.
Native To / Cultivar Origin: US - TX - Rio Grande Valley, Mexico
Please be advised that humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts: The fruit is considered to contain toxins and is not recommended for human consumption.
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Container Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml