Condalia hookeri

General Information

  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Full Shade
  • Very Low Water Requirement
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Attracts Birds
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Texas Native
  • Central Texas Native

Common Names

Brazil, Bluewood Condalia, Capul Negro

Plant Description

Sun or shade. A nearly evergreen small tree with glowing lime-green foliage. The name is a Spanish reference to charcoal for the dark greyish-black bark and reddish twigs. Flowers and fruits appear year-round. Brasil is common and thicket-forming in native understory, providing the sort of dense cover that provides great habitat and nesting opportunities for urban wildlife. In the home landscape, it can also make an interesting specimen for brush sculpture. With minimal training, it forms a small and quite distinctive shade tree.

Plant Details


coupon eligible: No

watersaver: Yes

flower color: Green

freeze hardy: Yes

wildlife: Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae

sunlight requirements: Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

soil types: Clay, Sandy, Thin

cautions: Thorns require careful handling and placement.

invasive: No


Pruning, training; stiff thorns require careful handling.

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