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Ehretia anacua (Anacua)


Ehretia anacua

The Anacua Tree stands as a symbol of resilience and beauty in the landscapes of South Texas and northeastern Mexico. With its distinctive glossy yet sandpaper texture leaves and clusters of small, fragrant white flowers, this native species captivates admirers and wildlife alike. Known for its ability to endure harsh conditions such as drought and poor soil, the Anacua Tree has earned a reputation as a hardy and versatile plant in its native habitat.

One of the most notable features of the Anacua Tree is its role in providing sustenance for various wildlife species. The tree's fruits, resembling small oranges, are a favorite food source for birds and mammals. Additionally, its dense foliage offers shelter and nesting sites for birds, contributing to the local ecosystem's biodiversity. Furthermore, its resilience to drought and ability to thrive in sandy or clay soils make it a valuable component of xeriscaping efforts and urban landscaping projects in arid regions.

Culturally, the Anacua Tree holds significance beyond its ecological contributions. Indigenous peoples of the region have long utilized its wood for various purposes, including crafting tools and building shelters. Furthermore, its presence in the landscape serves as a reminder of the natural heritage and resilience of the South Texas and northeastern Mexico regions. As efforts to preserve native flora continue, the Anacua Tree remains a cherished emblem of the rich botanical diversity and cultural heritage of its native range.

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Blooming Tree

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50 Feet



30 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 8a

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Item Description
ANA-QUA-30 #030 ANACUA View Current Crop Photo
ANA-QUA-45 #045 ANACUA View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Part Shade
Semi Evergreen
Water Needs
Soil pH Preference
Acidic or Alkaline