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Cordia boissieri, Texas Olive, Anacahuita

Cordia boissieri

Texas Olive, Anacahuita
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Texas Rio Grande area, northern Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Very popular small trees adorned through much of the spring and summer with large clusters of showy white flowers. It is indigenous to the chaparral areas of extreme southern Texas and well into Mexico. Preference for sandy, gravely, well drained soils. Requires ample water to become established, after which it is generally considered quite water efficient. Periodic, deep soakings through the hottest period of summer will aid in leaf retention and improved color. These plants don't like to be grown in pots, in spite of their small size, and usually don't look very happy in containers; however once planted in the ground,they grow faster and start thriving. Cold tolerant plant, takes some freeze.





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Cordia caffra, Septee, Saucer-berry

Cordia caffra

Septee, Saucer-berry
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: South Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdible

The thin leaves are alternate, with a slightly toothed margin, shiny dark green above and paler green below. The scented, cream-white, bell-shaped flowers are borne in clusters at the end of the branches in spring/early summer. The fleshy fruits are deep orange drupes and look attractively appetizing to both humans and birds when ripe. They are edible, but not very tasty. The large calyx forms a saucer around the base of the fruit and may account for the common name.

The tree occurs naturally in coastal and riverine forests and bush. Although this tree thrives in semishade, it can also be planted in full sun where it grows almost equally well.

Although it is found growing in warm climates, this tree can tolerate mild frost. It is advisable to protect the stem of a newly planted tree against frost for the first few winters, or until the stem at ground level reaches at least 80mm in diameter.

Parts of this tree are used medicinally to treat sore eyes, fever and wounds.

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Cordia dentata, Cordia Suwana-Pruek

Cordia dentata

Cordia Suwana-Pruek
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Small tree or shrub with clusters of crincly, papery, pale yellow flowers and sand-paper-like leaves.

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Cordia dentata, Cordia Suwana-Pruek
Cordia dentata, Cordia Suwana-Pruek
Cordia dentata, Cordia Suwana-Pruek
Cordia dentata, Cordia Suwana-Pruek


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Cordia goeldiana, Freijo, Jenny Wood

Cordia goeldiana

Freijo, Jenny Wood
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Brazil
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowers

Freijo is very similar in strength properties to Teak, and is occasionally used as a substitute for Teak in building ships.





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Cordia lutea, Yellow Geiger, Muyuyo

Cordia lutea

Yellow Geiger, Muyuyo
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Ecuador, Marquesas, Galapagos, Peru
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Ever-blooming small tree with elliptic leaves with rough upper surface. Flowers are bright canary-yellow in clusters. Free-branching habit. The plant requires regular watering until established. Nice specimen container plant.

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Cordia myxa , Assyrian Plum, Lasura

Cordia myxa

Assyrian Plum, Lasura
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Deciduous

The ripe fruit are full of vitamins and regular use is supposed to be helpful in good growth of hair. In addition to fruit, Lasura bark and roots are also very effective as a local remedy against cough, cold and various other ailments connected with indigestion and throat problems.



Cordia myxa , Assyrian Plum, Lasura
Cordia myxa , Assyrian Plum, Lasura
Cordia myxa , Assyrian Plum, Lasura
Cordia myxa , Assyrian Plum, Lasura


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Cordia parvifolia, Little Leaf Cordia

Cordia parvifolia

Little Leaf Cordia
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Evergreen, drought deciduous shrub with olive-gray leaves and bark. Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping. Great informal hedge or barrier in low water areas. Blooms in Spring and after Summer rains.





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Cordia rupicola, Varronia rupicola, Puerto Rico Manjack, Cliff Manjack

Cordia rupicola, Varronia rupicola

Puerto Rico Manjack, Cliff Manjack
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Caribbean
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Subtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

For a number of years This species was considered extinct, until one small population was found on Puerto Rico and another was subsequently found on the island of Anegada in the Virgin Islands. The small white flowers produce a one seeded red fruit. Tolerates alkaline soils.





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Cordia salvifolia, Cordia nesophila, Islandloving Cordia, Black Sage

Cordia salvifolia, Cordia nesophila

Islandloving Cordia, Black Sage
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Dominican endemic
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Cordia salvifolia, Cordia nesophila, Islandloving Cordia, Black Sage


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Cordia scabra, Cordia sebestena, Geiger Tree, Scarlet Cordia, Aloe Wood

Cordia scabra, Cordia sebestena

Geiger Tree, Scarlet Cordia, Aloe Wood
Family: Boraginaceae
Origin: Florida Keys, the West Indies, and northern South America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Beautiful orange flowers will become a white edible fruit. According to the legend, the name Geiger Tree was bestowed by Audubon in memory of John Geiger a Key West 19th century pilot and wrecker. The very showy tubular orange flowers are up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter (4 cm). They appear scattered over the tree, most of warm season. The fruits are oval shaped, 1 to 1.5 inches long (2.5 to 4 cm) with a whitish color. They are borne in clusters. Although they are edible and have a pleasant fragrance, they have poor flavor.

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