Citharexylum caudatum, commonly known as Juniper Berry, is a native to Central America and Mexico. This large shrub or small tree grows to 5-10 ft tall with moderate water requirements and will thrive in semi-shade or full sun. The glossy green foliage creates a great contrast to the fragrant off-white flowers which will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The plant blooms from spring to late fall, creating an enchanting landscape.
This beautiful plant is easy to care for in USDA Zones 9-11, as they're not very picky about soil conditions. They enjoy regular watering throughout the growing season, but can tolerate times of drought better than times of excess water.
For those that live in cold regions, Citharexylum caudatum can easily be grown in a pot and sheltered indoors during the winter. The pot should be kept in a warm spot, preferably near a window, to ensure the best environment for the Juniper Berry's growth.
Overall, the Citharexylum caudatum is an easy to care for and attractive plant that will enhance any yard or garden. Its fragrant flowers and evergreen foliage creates a delightful landscape and its ability to attract butterflies and hummingbirds provides a wonderful addition to any outdoor space.