Citharexylum berlandieri

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Citharexylum berlandieri B.L.Rob.

Verbenaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: drupe

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Lamianae
Ordo:
Lamiales
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Citharexylum berlandieri is a shrub.

Contents

Naming

Citharexylum berlandieri was described by Sereno Watson. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Citharexylum berlandieri is a species in the genus Citharexylum which contains approximately 113 to 126 species and belongs to the family of the Verbenaceae (Vervain Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 4 to 5,5 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Citharexylum berlandieri is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Citharexylum berlandieri produces racemes of white tubular flowers from February to August.

The shrubs produce drupes.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a half-shady situation on dry soil. The substrate should be clay or loamy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

The ornamental value of Citharexylum berlandieri lies especially in its fragrance.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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