Deciduous – Sun / Part Shade
Forestiera pubescens Ht. 8’-10’ Spread 8’-10
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HABIT: Small yellowish flowers in clusters. Dark purple berries. One of the first plants to flower and leaf out in the spring. Leaves are opposite and alternate, giving a very angular but interesting appearance. Forms thickets by self-layering. Looks similar to yaupon holly.
CULTURE: Grows well in any soil with little care.
USES: Natural shrub, wildlife food, screen.
PROBLEMS: Caterpillars. Not much color or excitement.
NOTES: Good to attract wildlife.