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| Jopoy, Berlandier Esenbeckia, Runyon Esenbeckia|
Jopoy is considered the rarest of all trees in Texas. Until members of the Native Plant Project in the Rio Grande Valley found several specimen, it was thought to be extinct. Its leaves are dark and glossy and usually evergreen or persistent. The white to greenish-white fragrant flowers appear in terminal clusters, and the fruit is a deeply lobed woody capsule. It is believed that it prefers well-drained alkaline sandy or clay soil.
Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree
Flower Color: white to greenish-white clusters
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: 5-part woody capsule
Height: to 15 ft.
Width: to 10 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous evergreen
Heat Tolerance: very high high
Water Requirements: medium
Soil Requirements: alkaline