ANACAHUITA Mexican Olive
Cordia boissieri - Boraginaceae, Borage Family
Small tree with large leaves and showy, white flowers.
Height: 10-20 feet.
Flowers: Large, showy and white with yellow throats, trumpet-shaped.
Fruit: Fleshy, white berry resembling an
Foliage: Deciduous, velvety, 4 to
Bark: Thick, gray, ridged.
Growth rate: Moderate.
Sun: Full or partial shade.
Drainage: Moderate to well-drained.
Water: Moderate; drought hardy once established.
Maintenance: Fleshy fruit messy if crushed on
Cover, nest sites; fruit used by birds and other wildlife (deer,
Edible fruit (in moderate quantities); jelly used as cough remedy; leaves used to treat rheumatism and bronchial disorders.
Stark contrast of beautiful white tissuelike flowers to the soft velvet dark green foliage will dramatize an entryway,
courtyard or secluded area.