This great little tree is not used often enough in our area. It reaches 20 feet (although most are smaller) with a spread of about 12 feet. It is covered much of the summer with showy white flowers when provided with good water. The fruit is a favorite wildlife food and is said to be edible to humans when made into a jelly to treat coughs and colds. The name derives from the appearance of the fruit which look much like olives when ripening but otherwise have no relationship to true olives.
(aka Anacahuita) (Cordia boissieri) Native