||shrubs|evergreen|height 3-4'|spread 2'|sun/part shade|white/pink flowers Spring to Fall|wildlife food||
|Dwarf Barbados Cherry (Malphigia glabra)
This is an outstanding small evergreen shrub for central and south Texas. Leaves are a glossy dark green with an abundance of multi-colored pink flowers from late Spring through the Fall. Flowers are followed by attractive bright red berries that are prized by songbirds. Barbados cherry grows to a maximum height of 3-4' and is easily hedged for a more formal look. It is drought and cold tolerant and will keep its leaves on down to the mid 20's. In unusually cold winters, the plant may freeze to the ground but quickly recovers its original size.
Dwarf Barbados Cherry is deer-resistant.