Elbowbush

LATIN NAME
Forestiera pubescens

LONGEVITY
Perennial

SEASON
Cool

ORIGIN
Native

DETAILS
• Other common names, “Downy forestiera,” “Spring-herald,” and “Stretchberry.”
• A small tree that can grow up to 15 feet tall, but is usually a straggling, irregular-shaped shrub.
• Flowers April to May, with the fruit forming June to October.
• Prefers mostly rich, moist soils along streams and creeks.
• The fruit is eaten by many species of birds. The shrubby growth form provides good cover for wildlife. This plant is palatable and is susceptible to heavy browsing by some livestock.

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