Tamaulipan Fiddlewood

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Tamaulipan Fiddlewood, Negrito 
Citherexylum berlandieri, Verbenaceae, Verbena Family 

Description: Crooked shrub or small, gnarled tree with numerous white tubular flowers followed by long persistent fleshy fruit 
Height: To 27 ft, usually 6 to 10 ft. 
Flowers: White, small, tubular, densely clustered (racemes) near tips, February through Summer 
Fruit: Persistent, 2-seeded, shiny, fleshy, yellow to red to ripe black 
Foliage: Deciduous, simple, opposite or crowded, lance-head shaped, yellow-green, darker above, toothless or few-toothed near tip 
Spines: Unarmed 
Bark: Mottled-gray, smooth and tight 
Growth Rate: Fast 

Sun: Full Soil: Clay, others 
Drainage: Medium 
Water: Medium 
Maintenance: Little 
Propagation: Ripe seed 

Native Habitat: Clay lomas, thickets, palm groves 

Wildlife Use: Fruit - birds Nest sites and cover 

Comments: Attractive leaves, flowers, fruit on specimen shrub



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