If you are inclined to be a botanical splitter, then the plant I’m talking about is Condalia warnockii var. kearneyana, or so say Benson and Darrow. I’m a lazy lumper and so the plant is Condalia warnockii or Mexican Crucillo. Around you and me this interesting shrub in the Buckthorn Family ranges from 2,500 to 4,500 feet in elevation, being equally at home in the Sonoran Desert, the Chihuahuan Desert and the Desert Grassland. And I think it would be quite at home in your yard as well.