Foresteria pubescens (Desert olive, New Mexico privet, Stretchberry)
This tree has an interesting multi-stem form with green leaves and white bark that is clean and smooth like ivory!
- Deciduous Perennial with brilliant yellow fall color
- Yellow blooms provide wonderful spring color around St. Patrick’s Day
- Attracts birds for shelter and provides food source from the blue toned fruit
- Enjoys full sun to part shade
It is a suitable substitute for Ligustrum species (Privets) because it’s native to the area and thrives, while Privets are likely to suffer at best.
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