Forestiera angustifolia 'Pendula'
Forestiera anguvstifolia 'Pendula', commonly known as Weeping Elbow Bush or Weeping Desert Olive grows in the central, western and southern parts of Texas, and on the Rio Grande Plains in mixed-brush coastal areas or open woodlands, on dry, limey, well-drained soils. This plant is in the Olive family, Oleaceae. It is one of the more incredible "weeping" plants that one will ever find.
It is deciduous to semi-evergreen with tiny narrow inch long leaves. Even without foliage, its weeping habit makes it a focal point in the landscape. It produces deep purple berries in mid summer. The smooth silver bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest. The apetalous green flowers in the spring are not overly showy but are interesting because of their abundance.
It is best grown in full sun to part shade. Best with regular waterings, but once established is also very drought tolerant, and can be used for xeriscaping. This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard.
Light: Full Sun, Part Shade
Water: Low to Medium
Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10
Origin: Texas, Mexico