Forestiera pubescens
Plants of the Southwest

Forestiera pubescens

New Mexico Privet

New Mexico Privet is a deciduous shrub to 20 ft. with delicate leaves turning yellow in fall. Pruning creates an open, airy tree form; if left to sprout at the base, it fills out for dense screening that can be hedged to any height. Pest resistant. Tiny yellow flowers bloom before leaves emerge. Both male and female plants are needed for berries to form. Attracts birds. Sow seed in fall or cold stratify. Zones 4-8.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 45678


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