Mexican Olive, Texas Wild Olive, Anacuahita
Far south Texas and northeastern Mexico.
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
- Very Low
About This Plant
Sun; nearly evergreen; very ornamental with large, thick leaves, a rounded crown, and often multiple trunks. White trumpet flowers appear all summer long and sometimes year-round. It drops leaves in extreme freezes and can be damaged by subfreezing temperatures (15 degrees F), but even then it returns vigorously from the roots to quickly regain full size; if in doubt, give it a south wall location or frost protection, especially in hilly country north of San Antonio. Once established, Mexican Olive is very drought-hardy and it survives without irrigation along roadsides and highways in the Rio Grande Valley.
Occasional pruning and training.
15-20' H, 15-20' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
April, May, June, July, August, September, October