Ehretia anacua      
Sandpaper tree    
Boraginaceae Family     


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Ehretia anacua
Sandpaper tree
 

Form: rounded tree or woody shrub
Seasonality: usually evergreen; leaves may turn brown and drop after hard frost
Size: 15-20ft with equal spread
Leaves: bright green, oval, ruffled margin; underside has distinct, rough, sandpaper feel
Flowers: small white clusters
Fruit: yellow berries
Stems/Trunks: rough, gray
Range/Origin: Southern Texas, Northern Mexico
Hardiness: hardy

 

yellow berries
close-up of berries
on Sandpaper tree

 

Ehretia anacua as shrub
Ehretia anacua in shrubby form
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Research by Master Gardener Toni Moore


NOTES:

also known as Anaqua
Sandpaper tree bark
Ehretia anacua bark
leaf close-up
leaf form


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