Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Origin: Arizona, west Texas, New Mexico and south into Mexico
Family: Oleaceae (Olive Family)
Size: 10′ – 15′
Sun: Full to part
Growth Rate: Slow
Temperature: Hardy to 10 F
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Larval host for the incense cedar sphinx (Sphinx libocedrus) and the two-tailed swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata multicaudata), nectar-rich flowers for butterflies and bees, seeds for granivorous birds.
Notes: Can be grown as a semievergreen shrub or small tree. Plants are dioecious (separate female and male plants). Flowers are inconspicuous
Photo by roberto999
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