Do you like plants that flower throughout most of the year?
How about a plant with foliage that is evergreen throughout the year in zone 9-11 gardens?
Would you prefer a plant that requires very little pruning?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, than Texas olive may deserve a spot in your garden.
This beautiful southwestern native deserves a spot in our ‘Drought Tolerant & Fuss Free’ category.
Despite its common name, this is not an olive tree. However, it can be trained into a small tree or large shrub depending on your preference.
In my opinion, it deserves to be seen more often in the landscape with all of its outstanding qualities mentioned earlier.
My favorite characteristics are its large, dark green leaves and white flowers that decorate the landscape.
Want to learn more about Texas olive and how you can use it in your landscape?
Check out my latest plant profile for Houzz.
Great Design Plant: Cordia Boissieri
If you want more ideas of great plants to add to your drought tolerant landscape, you can check out my other plant profiles here.
As you can see, it’s back to regular blog posts after my Northwestern road trip posts. I hope you enjoyed them and were able to share in our adventures.
However, I still have more to share with you about the some very special gardens we visited. I promise to share with you soon!
A Tale of a Street and Two Trees…