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A little leaf cordia adds beauty to a courtyard area.

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Angela Mosier wrote:Sep 12, 2017
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    Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting
    Hello Angela. This is a little leaf cordia shrub (Cordia parvifolia). It is extremely drought tolerant.

    I hope his helps!

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noellejohnson
Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting added this to 10 Essential Native Shrubs for Southwestern GardensJul 29, 2016

4. Little-Leaf Cordia(Cordia parvifolia)Native to the arid Baja, Chihuahua and Sonoran regions of MexicoThe papery white flowers of this large shrub add a rare color to the desert plant palette. As with many shrubs native to the Southwest, little-leaf cordia thrives on neglect. Other than pruning back severely every three years or so, give it enough room to grow, and it will take care of the rest. During times of extreme drought, little-leaf cordia drops its leaves to help the shrub conserve water. This characteristic is called “drought deciduous” and is shared with many other native desert shrubs.Where it will grow: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (Zone 8)Water requirement: LowLight requirement: Full sun to light shadeMature size: 4 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 10 feet wideSee how to grow little-leaf cordia

noellejohnson
Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting added this to 10 Drought-Tolerant Shrubs That Thrive in Full Sun and Reflected HeatJun 5, 2016

4. Little-Leaf Cordia(Cordia parvifolia)Native to the desert regions of Mexico, including Baja, Chihuahua and SonoraThe papery white flowers of this Mexican native add a neutral color that enhances the impact of other colors in the landscape. Despite the delicate appearance of its flowers, this large shrub is anything but. Little-leaf cordia’s ability to handle the heat and sun, as well as periods of drought, makes it a popular choice for low-maintenance landscapes.Where it will grow: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (Zone 8)Water requirement: LowLight requirement: Full, reflected sun or light shadeMature size: 4 to 8 feet tall and 4 to10 feet wideSee how to grow little-leaf cordia

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yleroux
yleroux added this to AZ backyardJun 25, 2019

Little-Leaf Cordia (Cordia parvifolia) Native to the desert regions of Mexico, including Baja, Chihuahua and Sonora The papery white flowers of this Mexican native add a neutral color that enhances the impact of other colors in the landscape. Despite the delicate appearance of its flowers, this large shrub is anything but. Little-leaf cordia’s ability to handle the heat and sun, as well as periods of drought, makes it a popular choice for low-maintenance landscapes. Where it will grow: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (Zone 8) Water requirement: Low Light requirement: Full, reflected sun or light shade Mature size: 4 to 8 feet tall and 4 to10 feet wide

pela
pela added this to GardenOct 20, 2018

Little leaf cordia for entry side

shevock29
shevock29 added this to Landscape IdeasJun 20, 2018

Get a little leaf cordia 4. Little-Leaf Cordia (Cordia parvifolia) Native to the desert regions of Mexico, including Baja, Chihuahua and Sonora The papery white flowers of this Mexican native add a neutral color that enhances the impact of other colors in the landscape. Despite the delicate appearance of its flowers, this large shrub is anything but. Little-leaf cordia’s ability to handle the heat and sun, as well as periods of drought, makes it a popular choice for low-maintenance landscapes. Where it will grow: Hardy to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 9.4 degrees Celsius (Zone 8) Water requirement: Low Light requirement: Full, reflected sun or light shade Mature size: 4 to 8 feet tall and 4 to10 feet wide

cocolaw
cocolaw added this to Desert landscapingApr 21, 2018

I like this bush if you keep it small, there is one next to the fitness center- Little Leaf Cordia

sungsuki
sungsuki added this to court yardFeb 4, 2017

little leaf cordia cordia parvifolia 4-8 feet hoog

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