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Forestiera angustifolia Torr.
Narrow-leaf forestiera, Tanglewood, desert olive, panalero, Texas swampprivet
Synonym(s): Forestiera puberula, Forestiera texana
USDA Symbol: FOAN
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Rounded, evergreen shrub with smooth, gray branches coming off the main stem at 90 degree angles. Leaves simple, smooth, linear with entire margins. Flowers inconspicuous; greenish-yellow produced in clusters in the spring.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Leaf Retention: Evergreen Leaf Shape:
Linear Leaf Margin: Entire Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Dry, alkaline, well-drained.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Birds and small mammals browse twigs and fruit.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Nectar Source: yes
Record Last Modified: 2010-10-02
Research By: TWC Staff