FORESTIERA neomexicana

Commonly known as New Mexico olive, New Mexico privet

Rare - These plants are either in short supply, when ordering you may need to go on a waiting list, we will contact you.
  • Deciduous
    Small, oval, glossy green leaves
  • Yellow
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Tall Shrub
    Vase-shaped shrub or small tree with small, spidery flowers and producing black fruits in autumn. Pale grey trunks are exposed after leaf-fall.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

FORESTIERA neomexicana

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
£20.00 each 


  • Additional Features
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Syn. F. pubescens var. pubescens. Wildlife plant. Nectar and berries. Requires a long, hot summer to fruit well.
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    USA. Texas to New Mexico
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)

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