FORESTERIA NEOMEXICANA (PUBESCENS)
New Mexico Privet, Desert Olive
A fantastic deciduous native plant often seen in washes and arroyos from New Mexico to Southern Colorado and Utah. Grows fast to 6ft.-12ft., usually less. Can be shaped into a single or multi-stemmed small tree or used as a large shrub, even a hedge, as it responds well to pruning. Bright green olive-like leaves turn bright yellow after the first frost. Light colored branches add contrast during the winter months. Yellow flowers are followed by dark blue berries in clusters. Very drought tolerant, cold hardy and deer resistant.