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Forestiera neomexicana

Forestiera neomexicana
SKU: 52550
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New Mexico privet is a handsome native large shrub/small tree with great adaptability to different growing conditions. Prune it up as a multi-stemmed small tree with ornamental white bark and glowing bright yellow fall color. Or use it as a durable shrub for clipping into hedges. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Forestiera neomexicana
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Low Maintenance
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
12-18' tall
Bloom Time
Early to late spring


12-18' tall x 12' wide (seed propagated) A deciduous, native shrub that develops great character with age. It can be grown into a dense hedge, or pruned to form a twisting, multi-stemmed small tree. The beautiful whitish bark accentuates the bright yellow fall foliage. Female plants produce considerable quantities of blue-black berries that are eaten by birds. We grow our plants from cuttings of mature plants, so we can determine whether they are a male or female plant . A moderate to fast grower in any soil. Although drought tolerant, regular watering will help the plant to thrive and fill out quickly.