Forestiera neomexicana

New Mexican Privet

Mature Height: 10-20 feet
Mature Width: 8-10 feet
USDA Hardiness Zone Range:  5-9
Water Requirements:  Low
Shade Requirements:  Full Sun, Partial Shade

New Mexican Privet is considered a tall shrub or a smaller tree. This handsome shrub will blossom with tiny yellow flowers before leafing out with small oval glossy green leaves to be followed with black berries in the fall. It is preferred in places that have hot weather because it is heat and drought tolerant and will live in most soils and water-use areas. It is a great choice for home landscape.