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Xylosma flexuosa (Brush holly)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Xylosma flexuosa

Xylosma flexuosa (Kunth) Hemsl.

Brush holly, Brushholly

Flacourtiaceae (Flacourtia Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: XYFL3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Breeding System: Flowers Unisexual , Monoecious
Fruit: Red
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: TX
Native Habitat: Chaparral & brush country

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay

Benefit

Use Ornamental: Blooms ornamental, Fruits ornamental, Long-blooming
Use Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Fruit-birds, Fruit-mammals
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Austin, TX

Bibliography

Bibref 291 - Texas Wildscapes: Gardening for Wildlife (1999) Damude, N. & K.C. Bender

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Xylosma flexuosa in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Xylosma flexuosa in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Xylosma flexuosa

Metadata

Record Modified: 2008-06-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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