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Cordia parvifolia      
Little leaf cordia    
Boraginaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: spreading srub with arching branches
Seasonality: evergreen except when subject to drought or severe frost stress
Size: 4-8 ft, spread 4-10 ft
Leaves: oval, 1in long
Flowers: white, in clusters, 1 to 1.5in in diameter, in spring and again in late fall with rainfall
Fruit: insignificant
Stems/Trunks: arching gray-barked branches, attractive twisting shapes
Range/Origin: Chihuahua desert, Baja California, Sonora Mexico and other parts of Mexico
Hardiness: to 18°F

Little leaf cordia
Cordia parvifolia



research by Master Gardener Larry Blaylock


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