Texas Olive Tree

Cordia boissieri
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Cordia boissieri is a large shrub to small tree in the borage family (Boraginaceae). Its native range extends from southern Texas in the United States south to central Mexico. Common names include Anacahuita, Texas Olive Mexican olive, or White Cordia. The deep green leaves are large, leathery, and coarse in texture. Large white flowers bloom from spring to fall. The small, sweet edible fruit resembles an olive. This can be a messy tree so it is not ideal next to a pool or patio.  Can tolerate full sun and reflected heat. The growth rate depends on the amount of irrigation but can reach up to 25-30 feet..

Cold Hardiness: 10 F
Mature Height: 25-30 ft
Mature Width: 30-40 ft
Shape: Umbrella