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Little Leaf Cordia
Scientific Name: Cordia parvifolia A. DC.
Synonym:
Family: Boraginaceae
Little Leaf Cordia (Cordia  parvifolia) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-24
USDA: 8b-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 18F (-8C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade, tolerates reflected heat

Origin: Northwestern Mexico and central Baja California

Growth Habits: Evergreen, drought deciduous shrub, fast growing, up to 6 feet tall (1.8 m), 8 feet wide (2.4 m); gray-green leaves with serrate margin, 1 inch long (2.5 cm), 0.5 inch wide (12 mm).

Watering Needs: Little water when established, drought tolerant, requires good drainage, summer water keeps it blooming

Propagation: Cuttings, notoriously difficult by seed


It is best to plant it in the fall. To get a solid border or low hedge, it is recommended to plant it 8 to 9 feet apart (2.4-2.7 m).

Little Leaf Cordia (Cordia  parvifolia)

Blooming Habits:
The Little Leaf Cordia has white flowers, 1 inch in diameter, in spring and fall.

Fruiting Habits:


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