Forestiera pubescens Nutt.
Stretchberry, Elbow Bush, Downy Forestiera, Spring Herald, Texas Forsythia, Spring Goldenglow, Tanglewood, Devil’s Elbow, Chaparral
Stretchberry is a native of western North America.
Identification: Stretchberry is a deciduous shrub that is 4-12' (1.2-3.7 m) in height and width. It has smooth, gray bark, and branches are nearly perpendicular to each other. Leaves are light- or gray-green. Small yellow fragrant flowers become blue-black fruits shaped like tiny footballs about ¼" (6.3 mm) long.
Forestiera pubescens on Wildflowers, Ferns & Trees of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah
Forestiera pubescens on the Image Archive of Central Texas Plants
Forestiera pubescens at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Forestiera pubescens on Keir Morse's site, Keirosity.com
Forestiera pubescens at the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
Forestiera pubescens at the Theodore Payne Foundation
Forestiera pubescens on Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Forestiera pubescens on CalPhotos
Forestiera pubescens from the Jepson Manual
Forestiera pubescens description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.