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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Cordia parvifolia-Littleleaf Cordia

When summer temperatures and humidity soar, Littleleaf cordia can be counted on to provide some visual relief. Warm, humid conditions trigger blooming, resulting in a profusion of snowy white blossoms. Littleleaf cordia is also highly prized for its ease of growth and maintenance. Cordia parvifolia grows at a moderate rate to form a naturally dense shrub to 6 feet tall and wide. Its stiff, arching branches are lined with small, leathery, grey-green leaves. This tough evergreen shrub is tolerant of full sun, reflected heat, and requires no maintenance. Cordia parvifolia is native to several regions of Mexico, and is hardy to 15 F. USDA Zone 8.


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