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Condalia hookeri

Brasil

Foliage: Evergreen

Mature Height: 10’ - 15’

Mature Width: 6' - 10’

Growth Rate: Moderate

Hardiness: 15 degrees F

Exposure: Full Sun

Leaf Color: Green

Shade: Filtered

Flower Color:  Green

Flower Shape: Petal-less

Flower Season: Spring to Fall

Thorns: Yes

Propagation Method: Seed

Sizes Available: 24”

 

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Condalia hookeri (Brasil) is native to the Rio Grande Plains, an evergreen growing to 15 feet. Branches end with a sharp thorn and when planted in mass an impenetrable thicket. The leaves are an attractive lime-green leathery teardrop (spatulate) ¼ to 1 ½ inch long. The wood is a pale gray that can produce a blue dye used by Native Americans.

 

During the growing season it is constantly flowering providing fruit in various stages of ripeness. The tiny flat green flower has no petals and is inconspicuous. The fruit color range from green to yellow to orange to wine-red to purple-black (ripe fruit). During the growing season they produce an abundant crop of small shinny purple-black fruit ¼ inch wide with a thick, juicy, deep purple pulp that is quite tasty and eaten by both wildlife and humans.

 

Disclaimer: The information provided here was gathered from research literature published by the University of Arizona, other professional Landscape and Horticultural organizations and our experience at Arid Zone Trees. Always consult local landscape experts for recommendation for your specific area.

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