Botanical Name: Forestiera neomexicana Add
Common Name: New Mexican Privet  
Plant photo of: Forestiera neomexicana
  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Japanese, Mediterranean, Ranch, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Multi-trunk Tree, Silhouette, Specimen


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Summer


Location Uses

Background, Foundation, Parking Strip, Patio


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Hedge, Screen


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: George Hull MSN
Photographer: Mountain States Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

Delicate leaves turn yellow in fall. Tiny yellow flowers before leaves. Male & Females. Need both for fruit formation. Bird attractor. Light gray bark contrasts with blue green foliage. Upright, stiffly branched deciduous shrub or small tree to 20'. Widely distributed 3-7000'. Soil tolerant. Full sun. Can be left natural or hedged. Wildlife food.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.