Cordia boissieri - White Geiger tree, Texas Olive,... more
Cordia boissieri - White Geiger tree
Cordia boissieri - White Geiger tree, Texas Olive, Anacahuita. Very popular small trees adorned through much of the spring and summer with large clusters of showy white flowers. Requires ample water to become established, after which it is generally considered quite water efficient. 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.
Yellow Geiger tree. Ever-blooming small tree with... more
Cordia lutea - Yellow Geiger tree
Yellow Geiger tree. 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. Nice small tree for limited space yard.
Cordia sebestena - Scarlet (Orange) Geiger tree. Showy... more
Cordia sebestena - Scarlet Geiger tree
Cordia sebestena - Scarlet (Orange) Geiger tree. Showy small tree with bright scarlet flowers followed by white edible fruit. According to the legend, the tree was named in memory of John Geiger a Key West 19th century pilot and wrecker. Flowers appear scattered over the tree, most of warm season. Popular landscape tree, however it is cold sensitive and won't tolerate any frost; other than that, it is easy to grow and undemanding.