Coursetia axillaris J.M. Coult. & Rose
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
USDA Symbol: COAX
It can adapt to various soils as long as they are well-drained, and is somewhat tolerant of saline soils. Restrict pruning to removing dead branches only. Its informal, irregular shape would complement a naturalistic landscape, where its drought tolerance would also be an asset.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Legume
Size Class: 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Oct
Native Distribution: South Texas Rio Grande Plains
Native Habitat: Rio Grande Plains in full sun on caliche ridges and in woodlands.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Heat Tolerant: yes
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Nectar Source: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Seed Treatment: Soak seed overnight.
Maintenance: Restrict pruning to removal of dead branches.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
National Butterfly Center - Mission, TX
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Coursetia axillaris in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coursetia axillaris in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Coursetia axillaris
MetadataRecord Modified: 2019-04-10
Research By: TWC Staff