Berlandier's Fiddlewood, Negrito

Citharexylum berlandieri

Verbenaceae

Berlandier's Fiddlewood, Negrito
Berlandier's Fiddlewood, Negrito
Berlandier's Fiddlewood, Negrito
Berlandier's Fiddlewood, Negrito
The spike-like clusters (racemes) of tiny fragrant white flowers of Berlandier's Fiddlewood attract a whole host of pollinators including butterflies large and small, bees, and many other beneficials. Pollinated flowers are followed by long clusters of attractive orange berries that mature to black and are utilized by a variety of birds and mammals. This is an adaptable South Texas native that develops into a medium to large deciduous shrub to small tree.

Berlandier's Fiddlewood is drought resistant once well-established. The wood of this and other Citharexylum species have been used to make musical instruments as the name suggests. This easy landscape or garden shrub is busy with pollinators anytime that it is flower which may be from mid-winter through summer. It commonly displays both flowers and fruit at the same time.

Grows To: 8-16'H x 6-16'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun

pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline, Alkaline

Soil & Moisture: Tolerant of most soil types. Good drought resistance once well-established.

Native To / Origin: US - TX and Mexico

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Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml

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