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  NM Privet
NM Privet

New Mexico Privet

New Mexico Privet, Forestiera neomexicana, is a deciduous, native shrub or small tree. Grows 12 to 18 feet high, by 12 feet wide.

Usually multi-trunked, with whitish bark. Foliage turns a bright yellow in the fall.

Trees are either male or female, with the female trees producing masses of purple-black berries that are readily eaten by birds.

Full sun, heat, drought and cold tolerant. Low water usage after becoming established.

NM Privet is a great choice for the desert Southwest landscape or xeriscape.

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