Forestiera | Desert Olive - Privet

Happy Boy New Mexico Privet

Forestiera | Desert Olive - Privet

Desert Olive or New Mexico Privet (Forestiera neomexicana) is a deciduous, native shrub that can be grown into a dense hedge, or pruned to form a twisting, multi-stemmed small tree. Female plants produce considerable quantities of blue-black berries that are eaten by birds. The beautiful whitish bark accentuates the bright yellow fall foliage.

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Happy Boy New Mexico Privet

Forestiera | Desert Olive - Privet

Desert Olive or New Mexico Privet (Forestiera neomexicana) is a deciduous, native shrub that can be grown into a dense hedge, or pruned to form a twisting, multi-stemmed small tree. Female plants produce considerable quantities of blue-black berries that are eaten by birds. The beautiful whitish bark accentuates the bright yellow fall foliage.

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  1. Silver Satin New Mexico Privet, Forestiera neomexicana 'Silver Satin' mature plant growing in garden, photo courtesy of David Salman

    Exclusive to High Country Gardens. ‚Silver Satin‚ New Mexico Privet (Forestiera neomexicana) is a standout in the landscape with its unusually colored foliage. An outstan...

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    Silver Satin New Mexico Privet Silver Satin New Mexico Privet Forestiera neomexicana 'Silver Satin'
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    Exclusive to High Country Gardens. 'Silver Satin' New Mexico Privet (Forestiera neomexicana) is a standout in the landscape with its unusually colored foliage. An outstanding native shrub selection for low-water landscapes and xeric gardens, mature plants develop a canopy of silky gray leaves by mid-summer. 'Silver Satin' is a male plant and an excellent pollinator pair for 'Berry Girl' New Mexico Privet. A High Country Gardens introduction.
  2. Forestiera neomexicana Berry Girl

    New Mexico Privet is an attractive multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with ornamental white bark and brilliant yellow fall foliage. ‘Berry Girl’ is a female plant that set...

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    Berry Girl New Mexico Privet Berry Girl New Mexico Privet Forestiera neomexicana Berry Girl
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    New Mexico Privet is an attractive multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with ornamental white bark and brilliant yellow fall foliage. ‘Berry Girl’ is a female plant that sets a huge fall crop of dark purple berries eagerly eaten by song birds. You will need a female and male plant if you wish to get berries: See Forestiera neomexicana 'Happy Boy.' Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
  3. Forestiera neomexicana Happy Boy, Forestiera neomexicana Happy Boy, Happy Boy New Mexico Privet (Desert Olive)

    New Mexico Privet is an attractive multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with ornamental white bark and brilliant yellow fall foliage. ‘Happy Boy’ is a male plant needed for ...

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    Happy Boy New Mexico Privet Happy Boy New Mexico Privet Forestiera neomexicana Happy Boy
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    New Mexico Privet is an attractive multi-stemmed shrub or small tree with ornamental white bark and brilliant yellow fall foliage. ‘Happy Boy’ is a male plant needed for pollination. If no fruit is desired, plant only ‘Happy Boy’. One male pollinates numerous female plants. Plant at least one male and female plant if you wish to get berries.
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