Type: Semi-evergreen tree

Exposure: Full Sun

Water Use: Medium

Mature Size: 20’ x 25’

Interesting sculptural form and unique bark patterning are a few of the many wonderful characteristics of this small ornamental tree. To maintain its best form, stay on top of stripping suckers and removing dead limbs. As a semi-evergreen, Mexican Elder will undergo brief periods of dropping leaves during extreme temperature conditions. The tree produces large clusters of creamy white flowers in the spring and late summer, with blooms sometimes lasting until December. The blue-black berries are relished by birds and can be used in elderberry recipes. A native to desert canyons across the Southwest, this semi-evergreen tree requires periodic watering but will not tolerate standing water.