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Mexican Olive

August 8, 2017 Back to Picks >

This outstanding small ornamental tree, with velvety, silver-green leaves, blooms with a profusion of large trumpet-shaped, crepe-like white flowers in spring & summer. The olive-like, yellow-green fleshy round fruit is relished by birds & wildlife. It’s a deciduous tree that’s drought tolerant, deer resistant, & cold hardy to about 20 degrees. It can grow anywhere from 12’-25’ tall & as wide. Full sun & needs good drainage.

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