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Gregg's Mortonia, Afinador
Mortonia greggii


Gregg's mortonia prefers the limestone hillsides, thickets and plains near the Rio Grande in Hidalgo and Starr Counties, where it is rare, and Northeast Mexico. Its pubescent stems branch low and stand very erect, bearing small glossy evergreen, crowded linear leaves. Bright white winter and spring flowers enhance and soften the upright stature and contrast nicely with its shiny bright green leaves.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub
medium shrub

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: capsule or achene

Height: 4 to 7 feet

Width: 2 to 4 feet

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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