Amyris texana, Torchwood

Category: Shrubs
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Texas
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color: white
Bloom Time: spring, summer
Height: 5 ft
Width: 4 ft
Exposure: sun to part sun
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 7 F
Description: A dense evergreen native Texas shrub to about 5 feet that goes up into a blaze if put to flame. It's xeric and cold hardy. Gorgeous black berries are edible (though flavor may not appeal to all). And it's host to the giant swallowtail butterfly.