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Cordia lutea
Scientific Name: Cordia lutea Lam.
Family: Boraginaceae
Cordia  lutea Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix, needs protection, resistant to 32F (0C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Marquesas Islands

Growth Habits: Shrub to small tree, 10 to 25 feet tall (3-7.5 m); elliptic leaves with rough upper surface, up to 4 inches long (10 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Seeds, layering

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers, 1.5 inches in diameter (3.7 cm), followed by white drupes.

Fruiting Habits:

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