Forestiera angustifolia Torr.
Narrow-leaf forestiera, Tanglewood, Desert olive, Texas swamp-privet, Panalero
Oleaceae (Olive Family)
Synonym(s): Forestiera puberula, Forestiera texana
USDA Symbol: FOAN
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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Shape: Linear
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Dioecious
Size Class: 3-6 ft.
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
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Texas Discovery Gardens - Dallas, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
BibliographyBibref 297 - Trees of Central Texas (1984) Vines, Robert A.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Forestiera angustifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Forestiera angustifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Forestiera angustifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2014-03-04
Research By: TWC Staff