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Swamp Privet, Texas Privet
Forestiera acuminata


Swamp privet is a multi-trunked large shrub or small tree that grows in swampy areas, flood plains, and creek and river bottoms in northeastern to southeastern Texas. The male and female flowers occur on separate trees. The male flowers are bright yellow and borne in dense clusters. Female flowers are followed by a purple drupe.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: yellow

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: purple drupe

Height: to 20 ft.

Width: to 20 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: water or bog

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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