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Crape Myrtles
Hardy Succulents
Deer Resistant Plants
Crape Myrtles
Enduring Summer White

This dwarf Crape Myrtle sports bright white blooms on glossy, dark green foliage. Excellent accent plant or may be grown in a container.

Color: Bright white

Size: 4\\’-5\\’

Size:
Pokomoke

A “true dwarf” Crape Myrtle released by the U.S. Arboretum, Pocomoke has dark green foliage topped with rose-pink flowers from mid-summer to fall.

Size: 2′-3′

Size:
Rhapsody in Pink

A vigorous grower with dark wine colored new growth and soft pink flowers. Drought tolerant and mildew resistant. Prolonged flowering season due to new flower buds being formed on old flower panicles.

Size: 10′-15′

Size:
Pink Velour

Upright fast growing cultivar. Dark orange fall color. Fair mildew resistance.

Size: 10′-20′

Size:
Black Diamond 'Mystic Magenta'

Magenta blooms contrast with dark, almost black foliage on this striking tree.

Size: 10′-12′

Size:
Acoma

This disease resistant variety has pure white ruffled flowers and a weeping habit. Attractive peeling bark gives winter interest.

Color: White

Size: 10′-10′

 

Size:
Black Diamond Shell Pink

Near-black foliage contrasts dramatically with masses of coral-pink blooms.

Color: Coral pink

Size: 12′

 

Size:
Colorama Scarlet

Deep scarlet blooms on contrasting dark-green foliage make this a standout in the landscape.

Color: Scarlet red

Size: 15\\’-20\\’

Size:
Double Dynamite

Deep burgundy foliage holds its color in the sun. Bright red flowers on a compact habit make this a standout, especially in mass plantings.

Color: Bright red

Size: 8′-10′

 

Size:
Enduring Summer Lavender

Vibrant purple flowers against glossy, dark green foliage make this disease resistant Crape Myrtle a winner.

Color: Bright purple

Size: 4\\’-5′

 

Size:
Enduring Summer Red

Prolific bright red blooms on a tight rounded habit make this a standout in the landscape.

Color: Bright Red

Size: 4\\’-5\\’

Size:
Princess Lyla

Rose-pink flowers bloom from summer to fall on this dimunitative Crape Myrtle. Reaching only 1′-2′ tall and wide, it is perfect for containers or borders. Dark green leaves turn gold in the fall.

Size:
Hopi

Bright pink blooms on this semi-dwarf shrub with attractive exfoliating bark and red-orange fall color.

Color: Pink

Size: 5\\’-10\\’

Size:
Plum Magic

This semi-dwarf Crape has brilliant fuchsia blooms with leaves that start off purple and mature to green. Good disease resistance.

Color: Fuchsia Pink

Size: 6\\’-10\\’

Size:
Red Magic

Ruffled red blooms stand out aginst lustrous dark green foliage. Very disease resistant. Orange-red fall color.

Color: Bright red

Size: 12′

 

Size:
Sarah's Favorite

White blooms are slightly looser than Natchez on this smaller Crape Myrtle. More cold hardy than Natchez.

Color: White

Size: 15\\’-20\\’

Size:
Snow

Panicles of crinkly white blooms adorn this small Crape Myrtle all summer long. Beautiful orange-red fall color.

Color: White

Size: 4\\’-6\\’

Size:
Thunderstruck White Flash

Fast-growing tree with flashy white blooms against near-black foliage makes this a standout in the landscape.

Color: White

Size: 12\\’-15\\’

Size:
Thunderstruck White Lightning

Masses of white blooms against green foliage that fades to black on this fast-growing Crape Myrtle is quite a contrast.

Color: White

Size: 20\\\\’-30\\\\’

Size:
Thunderstruck Coral Boom

Flashy coral blooms stand out against near-black foliage. A fast grower with masses of summer blooms.

Color: Coral pink

Size: 12\\’-15\\’

Size:
Thunderstruck Rumblin' Red

Fast -growing tree with ruby-red flowers against near-black ruffled foliage.

Color: Ruby red

Size: 12\\’-15\\’

Size:
Double Feature

Wine-red foliage with ruby-red blooms forms the “double-feature”‘ on this colorful Crape Myrtle. Forming almost a perfect ball, it grows to 6′-8’ tall and wide.

Size:
Natchez

Crape Myrtle with high mildew resistance and glossy dark green leaves. Heavy bloom clusters cause the tree to appear to “weep”. Vibrant orange-red fall color. Attractive cinnamon-colored exfoliating bark.

Size: 20′-30′

Size:
Muskogee

Broad tall tree. High mildew resistance. Glossy green leaves. Red-orange fall color. Attractive exfoliating bark.

Size: 20′-30′

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Catawba

Darkest purple crape myrtle. Upright growth habit. Red-orange fall color. Good mildew resistance. Average exfoliating bark.

Size: 10′-20′

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Zuni

Globose form. High mildew resistance. Red-orange fall color. Good exfoliating bark.

Size: 10′-12′

Size:
Princess Jaden

This slow grower reaches only 1′-2′ tall and wide, and is perfect for borders or narrow plantings. The lavender flowers appear summer through fall. Leaves turn copper to reddish-purple in the fall.

Size: 1′-2′ x 1′-2′

Size:
Velma's Royal Delight

Large arching clusters of magent-purple flowers last for an extra-long bloom time in the summer. Upright, compact growth habit to 6′-8′.

Size:
Black Diamond 'Purely Purple'

Vibrant purple blooms contrast against dark, almost black foliage, which holds its color spring to fall. High resistance to mildew.

Size: 10′-12′

Size:
Twilight

Prolific bloomer with upright branching habit. One of the darkest purples available.

Size: 20′-30′

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Ebony Flame (aka Black Diamond 'red')

Vibrant, dark red flowers contrast with black foliage. Mildew resistant. Heat tolerant. Holds color through summer.

Size: 10′-15′

Size:
Ebony & Ivory (aka Black Diamond 'White')

Striking white blooms with contrasting black foliage. Good fall color. Mildew resistant. Drought tolerant.

Size: 10′-12′

Size: 10\\\'-12\\\'
Victor

Upright dwarf variety. Exfoliating bark. Red-orange fall color. Good mildew resistance.

Size: 5′

Size:
Dynamite

Upright growth habit with dark red flowers. Good mildew resistance. Glossy green leaves.

Size: 20’+

Size:
Red Rocket

Fast growing upright growth habit. Holds blooms above foliage. High mildew resistance. Glossy green leaves.

Size: 20’+

Size:
Princess Holly Ann

Leaves emerge a copper-red in spring, turning dark green in summer and purple-red in fall. Cherry-red flowers appear summer through fall. A mounding grower to 3′ tall and wide.

Size: 3′ x 3′

Size:
Tuscarora

Fast Growing. Highly resistant to powdery mildew and leaf spotting. Beautiful red-orange foliage in the fall. Excellent exfoliating cinnamon brown bark.

Size: 20′-25′

Size:
Tonto

Bright maroon fall foliage with high mildew resistance. Globose compact form. Attractive exfoliating bark.

Size: 8′-12′

Size:
Ebony Glow

Intense, black leaves contrast with the almost white blooms on this release by the U.S. National Arboretum. Blooms summer through fall.

Size: 10′-12′

Size:
Princess Kylie

Perfect for mass plantings, this moderate grower reaches 3′-4′ tall and wide. Magenta flowers appear summer through fall. A drought-resistant variety.

Size:
Princess Zoey

Red and pink flowers adorn this plant from summer to fall. The dark green leaves turn reddish-purple in the fall.

Size: 4′-5′

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Fruit Trees
Natchez Blackberry

Thornless variety, large berries that store well. Semi-upright.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Mid-June

Size:
La Feliciana Peach

Freestone. Medium to large peach. Dark red blush on skin. Frim flesh with great texture and flavor. Yellow flesh with red specks.

Chilling Hours: 400-500

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Late June – Early July

Size:
Black Italian Fig

Large 25′ tree with red pulped, black-skinned fruit. Two crops each year. First on old wood, second crop on new wood.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Early Summer and again in Late Summer

Size:
Brown Turkey Fig

Medium to large fruit with purple brown skin. Sweet strawberry colored flesh. Best eaten fresh.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  August through frost

Size:
Celeste Fig

Small to medium fruit with purple brown skin. Flesh white with rose center. Firm, juicy, and very sweet. Most frost resistant variety.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  August through frost

Size:
Little Miss Figgy Fig

4-6′ x 3-4′ dwarf form. Great in containers with dark purple fruits.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Late Summer

Size:
Arapaho Blackberry

Thornless variety. Disease resistant with a long shelf life. Fast grower. Sweet flavor.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Mid-June

Size:
Apache Blackberry

Thornless with very upright canes. Very large fruit. Excellent flavor.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Mid-June

Size:
Brazos Blackberry

More acidic and better for canning than fresh eating. Heavy producer of large berries developed at TX A&M. Has thorns.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Mid to Late July

Size:
Redskin Peach

Skin is deep red over yellow wiath yellow flesh. Large freestone fruit, resistant to bacteriosis. Excellent for eating, shipping and canning.

Chilling Hours: 750

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Early August

Size:
Brightwell Blueberry

Self-fruitful but pollinizer recommended for better yields.  (Austin is pollinizer.) Medium-sized fruit, mid to late season Rabbiteye cultivar, can reach 6′-10′.

Chilling Hours: 350-400

Pollinizer Required? Yes/No

Ripening Period:  Early June – Early July

Size:
Austin Blueberry

Productive plant with medium-large fruit which is less firm than some. (Brightwell is recommended pollinizer.)

Chilling Hours: 500-550

Pollinizer Required? Yes

Ripening Period:  June

Size:
Powder Blue Blueberry

Medium sized, light blue fruit with good production. (Use Brightwell as pollinizer.)

Chilling Hours: 550-650

Pollinizer Required? Yes

Ripening Period:  Late June – Late July

Size:
Tiffblue Blueberry

Self-fruitful but pollinizer recommended for better yields.  (Brightwell is pollinizer.) Small-medium-sized berries are tart if not fully ripe.

Chilling Hours: 600-650

Pollinizer Required? Yes/No

Ripening Period:  Late June – Late July

Size:
Black Spanish Grape

Small blackish blue, heavy producer, good for jellies.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? No

Ripening Period:  August-September

Size:
Blanc du Bois Grape

Popular for making white table wine, jelly, or juice. Hints of citrus flavor. Disease resistant.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? No

Ripening Period:  July

Size:
Champanel Grape

Large, vigorous red grape with high heat tolerance. Tolerant of akaline soils. Great for jelly.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? No

Ripening Period:  Early July

Size:
Austin Pomegranate

Large fruit with pink skin, high juice content. Sweet with hint of tart.

Chilling Hours: 150-200

Pollinizer Required? No

Ripening Period:  October

Size:
Mollies Red Delicious Apple

Firm, sweet, juicy, light yellow flesh of excellent quality.  Well-adapted to mild minter areas.

Chilling Hours: 400

Pollinizer Required? Yes

Ripening Period: Late August – Early September

Size:
Gala Apple

Top-quality, crisp, sweet apple.  Gold skin with red blush.  Will take summer heat.  Plant more than one for better production.

Chilling Hours: 500

Pollinizer Required? Partial Self-Pollinizer

Ripening Period: Late July-Early August

Size:
Fuji Apple

Dense, sweet flesh, crisp with long shelf life. Medium reddish-green skin.  Will take summer heat.

Chilling Hours: 350-400

Pollinizer Required? Yes

Ripening Period:  Early to Late September

Size:
Bruce Plum

Large red skinned fruit with yellow-orange flesh. Like other Japanese plum varieties, it is best to leave on tree until ripe.

Chilling Hours: 450

Pollinizer Required? Yes

Ripening Period:  Early June

Size:
Methley Plum

Small to medium size with a mottled purple peel and juicy red flesh with sweet flavor. One of the best to use as a pollinizer.

Chilling Hours: 250

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Late May – Early June

Size:
Santa Rosa Plum

Large, oval fruit with purplish-red skin.  Firm flesh, yellow to dark red near skin.  Rich, pleasing, tart flavor.

Chilling Hours: 400

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Late June

Size:
Morris Plum

Mediums-sized red to purple plum with red flesh. Good for eating, canning and preserves. Tx. A & M introduction.

Chilling Hours: 650

Pollinizer Required? Yes

Ripening Period:  Early June

Size:
Wonderful Pomegranate

Extra large fruit with blush red skin. Flesh red,juicy with sharp flavor. Most well-known of the Pomegranates.

Chilling Hours: 150-200

Pollinizer Required? No

Ripening Period:  October

Size:
Granny Smith Apple

Bright green apple with pink blush.  Excellent for eating, cooking, and sauce.  High juice content and stores very well.

Chilling Hours: 400-600

Pollinizer Required? Yes

Ripening Period: Late September-Early October

Size:
Panamint Nectarine

A red-skinned yellow freestone fruit with good flavor and sweetness. Low chill, and will produce in warm winter climates.

Chilling Hours: 250

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Late July – Early August

Size:
Moonglow Pear

Large fruit with brownish-green skin. Resembles Bartlett in shape. Soft flesh, moderately juicy and nearly free of grit cells. Very resistant to fireblight.

Chilling Hours: 500

Pollinizer Required? Yes

Ripening Period:  August

Size:
Kieffer Pear

Large fruit with greenish-yellow skin blushed red. Coarse,crisp and juicy white flesh with mild pear flavor. Stores well. Good resistance to fireblight.

Chilling Hours: 400

Pollinizer Required? Yes

Ripening Period:  October – November

Size:
Early Elberta Peach

Large fruit with golden-yellow skin blushed red. Sweet yellow flesh. Freestone. Good all-around peach.

Chilling Hours: 750

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Early June

Size:
Harvester Peach

Freestone. Medium to large. Resistant to bacterial leaf spot. Acidic, good quality peach with sweet yellow flesh.

Chilling Hours: 750

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Late June

Size:
June Gold Peach

Clingstone to semi-freestone. Fruit is large with yellow flesh and good flavor.

Chilling Hours: 450

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Late May – Early June

Size:
Loring Peach

Large, yellow skin and flesh with red blush. Flesh yellow, firm, melting, an extremely good flavor. Resistant to bacteriosis.

Chilling Hours: 800

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Mid-July

Size:
Shade Trees
Oak, Chinquapin

Quercus muhlenbergii

This oak grows in a wide range of soils. Forms a stately tree with branches suitable for climbing! Fall color ranges from yellow to purple to brown. Resistant to Oak Wilt.

Height: 50’-70’

Spread: 30’-40’

Light: Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Sycamore, Mexican

Platanus mexicana

Requires moist, deep soil conditions. Very fast growing. Large leaves. Does best with regular irrigation.

Height: 60’

Spread: 40’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Pear, Bradford

Pyrus calleryana \\\\’Bradford\\\\’

Fast-growing tree with white flowers in spring and brilliant red fall color.

Height: 35’-50’

Spread: 20’-30’

Light: Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Pistache, Chinese

Pistachia chinensis

A shorter growing shade tree for small landscapes. Adapts well to poor soils with good drainage. Fast-growing with red-orange-yellow fall color. Female trees have red berries.

Height: 40’

Spread: 30’

Light: Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Oak, Texas Red/Spanish Oak

Quercus buckleyi

Adapts to rocky soils. Can have brilliant red fall color. Suseptible to Oak Wilt. “February thru June, do not prune” to avoid spread of Oak Wilt Fungus.

Height: 60’-75’

Spread: 15’-30’

Light: Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Oak, Shumard

Q. shumardii

Fast growing tree with rich green leaves and scarlet fall color. Plant in rich, well-drained soil. Suseptible to Oak wilt. “February thru June, do not prune” to avoid spread of Oak wilt Fungus.

Height: 120’

Spread: 50’-60’

Light: Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Oak, Mexican White/Monterrey

Q. polymorpha

Holds leaves most winters, then sheds in spring before new leaves emerge. New leaves are peach color. Adaptable to wide range of well-drained soils. Resistant to Oak Wilt.

Height: 45’-60’

Spread: 30’-40’

Light: Sun

Semi-Evergreen

Size:
Oak, Live

Quercus virginiana

Sheds leaves in spring when new leaves emerge. Suseptible to Oak Wilt. Remember, “February thru June do not prune” to avoid spread of Oak Wilt fungus.

Height: 40’-60’

Spread: 30’-40’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Oak, Lacey

Quercus laceyi

Small tree ideal for smaller yards. Adaptable to shallow limestone soils. Blue-green leaves give contrast in the landscape. Resistant to Oak Wilt. Drought-resistant once established.

Height: 30’

Spread: 25’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Cypress, Bald

Taxodium distichum

Large pyramidal tree that requires deep, moist soil. It is a riparian species that grows near water. Tolerates poor drainage and seasonal wetness. Will do well in heavily irrigated locations. Tends to form “knees” which may interfere with mowing.

Height: 60′-100′

Spread: 30′-50′

Light: Sun/Part Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Oak, Canby

Quercus canbyii

Semi-evergreen oak with a pyramidal form when young and an open irregular shape when grown. Leaves turn red in winter.

Height: 40’-50’

Spread: 40’-50’

Light: Sun

Semi-Evergreen

Size:
Oak, Bur

Quercus macrocarpa

Will tolerate “seasonal wetness” and rocky soils. Fast-growing once established. Large tree with coarse branching structure. Has LARGE acorns. Resistant to Oak wilt.

Height: 50’-70’

Spread: 30’-50’

Light: Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Maple, Bigtooth

Acer grandidentatum

Native to the sheltered canyons of the Edwards Plateau, this tree grows in limestone soils as well as in deeper soils in river canyons. Fall color is usually red-yellow-orange. Drought-resistant once established.

Height: 20’-60’

Spread: 20’-30’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Shantung Maple

Acer truncatum

This long-lived hardwood Maple has yellow to red fall color and is fairly drought tolerant once established.

Height: 25’

Spread: 20’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Magnolia 'DD Blanchard'

M. grandiflora \\\\’DD Blanchard\\\\’

Large glossy leaves with rusty-brown undersides make this large Magnolia a stand-out in the landscape. Huge white flowers appear in the spring. Does best with consistent irrigation.

Height: 50’

Spread: 25’-35’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Elm, Lacebark

Ulmus parvifolia

Named for distinctive grey bark with orange flakes, this fast-growing tree is native to China. Requires irrigation.

Height: 60’

Spread: 40’

Light: Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Elm, Cedar

Ulmus crassifolia

Upright, vase-shaped, fast growing tree. Adapted to rocky soils and seasonal wetness. Drought-tolerant once established.

Height: 50’-75’

Spread: 25’-35’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Small Ornamental Trees
Texas Mountain Laurel

Dermatophyllum secundiflorum

Lovely evergreen native with showy purple flowers in March. Grape bubble gum fragrance. Native to rocky, limestone cliffs. Requires excellent drainage and is quite drought tolerant once established.

Height: 12’-20’

Spread: 8’-12’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Evergreen

Size:
Holly, Yaupon

Ilex vomitoria

‘Pride of Houston’ is a female variety selected for heavy berry production. Birds are attracted to the berries in the winter. Grown as a multi-trunk tree.

Height: 20’

Spread: 12’

Light: Sun/Part Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Holly, Possum

Haw Ilex decidua

Warren’s Red’ is a female variety with heavy production of red berries. Winter appearance of bright red berries against silver bark is striking. Will tolerate wet soils.

Height: 10’-15’

Spread: 5’-10’

Light: Sun/Part Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Senna, Common Tree

Senna corymbosa

Yellow summer blooms on this large evergreen large attract bees and butterflies. Requires full sun and good drainage. Somewhat deer resistant.

Height: 8’

Spread: 8’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Plum, Mexican

Prunus mexicana

White flowers in spring followed by small red fruit July-Sept.

Height: 15’-20’

Spread: 15’-20’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Palo Verde, Desert Museum

Parkinsonia x \\\\’Desert Museum\\\\’

A thornless Palo Verde hybrid with lime-green bark and bright yellow blooms in March thru May, and sporadic blooms through the summer. Adapted to a wide range of well-drained soils.

Height: 25’

Spread: 25’

Light: Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Viburnum, Rusty Blackhaw

Viburnum rufidulum

Good understory tree or small specimen tree. Prefers deep, well-drained soils. Yellow, orange and red fall color. White flowers in spring followed by blue-black berries favored by birds.

Height: 15’-20’

Spread: 10’-15’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Sumac, Flameleaf

Rhus lanceolata

Thicket-forming sumac with orange-red fall color. Native to limestone soils. Red berries provide food for wildlife.

Height: 12’-15

Spread: 10’-20’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Sumac, Evergreen

Rhus virens

Glossy leaves turn red-burgundy in cold weather. White blooms late summer produce fuzzy red berries for wildlife. Requires good drainage and is drought tolerant once established.

Height: 8’-10’

Spread: 8’-10’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Evergreen

Size:
Redbud, Forest Pansy

Cercis canadensis

New growth is brilliant scarlet-purple, maturing to maroon. Rosy pink flowers appear before leaves in the spring.

Height: 20’

Spread: 25’

Light: Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Willow, Desert

Chilopsis linearis

Excellent small ornamental tree that creates light shade for plantings underneath. Blooms throughout the summer. Requires well-drained soils.

Height: 15’-20’

Spread: 15’-20’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Anacacho Orchid

Bauhinia lunarioides

Excellent understory tree or small specimen. White blooms in April to May attract butterflies and bees. Requires well-drained soil. Unique leaf shape resemble “cloven hooves”.

Height: 12’

Spread: 12’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Traveller Weeping Redbud

C. canadensis \\’Traveller\\’

A weeping form of the Texas Redbud with glossy heart-shaped leaves that emerge reddish when they appear in spring. Rose-pink flowers appear in the spring before leaves emerge.

Height: 6’

Spread: 6’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Redbud, Texas

C. canadensis var. \\’texensis\\’

Large glossy leaves with a slight wavy margin. Pinkish-purple blooms before leaves appear in spring.

Height: 15’-20’

Spread: 10’-15’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud

C. can. \\’Ruby Falls\\’

A compact weeping redbud with burgundy foliage that is perfect for a small landscape. Lavender-red flowers appear before the leaves in early spring.

Height: 6’-8’

Spread: 5’-6’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Redbud, Oklahoma

Cercis canadensis var. texensis \\\\’Oklahoma

Selected for its profusion of purple-red flowers in spring, this grafted tree has a rounded vase-shaped habit. Leaves are dark green and shiny.

Height: 15’-20’

Spread: 15’-20’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Redbud, Mexican

Cercis canadensis var. \\’mexicana\\’

Smaller leaves than Texas Redbud. Leaves are glossy and wavy on margins. Smaller grower than Texas Redbud, and often multi-trunk.

Height: 10’-15’

Spread: 10’-15’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

Size:
Redbud, Merlot

Cercis canadensis \\’Merlot\\’

Excellent for smaller landscapes, the maroon leaves hold color into the summer. Lavender-pink flowers appear before the leaves in spring.

Height: 12’-15’

Spread: 12’-15’

Light: Sun

Deciduous

Size:
Japanese Maples
Oshio Beni

The bright red new growth turns burgundy in mid-late summer and is followed by bright scarlet fall color. It has palmate leaves and a graceful arching form. It’s name means “red tide”. Zone 5. Size: 15′-20-
x18′

Size:
Emperor I

This tree has an upright growth habit with deep red palmate leaves that will hold in the heat. It develops a broad shape with age. Brilliant crimson fall display. Zone 6 Size: 10′ x10′

Size:
Tamukeyama

A laceleaf weeping Maple that has deep purple to red foliage. It holds its deep color through the heat of the summer, turning bright red in the fall. Zone 5. Size: 8′ x 12′

Size:
Ryusen

This weeping form has pendulous branches with green palmate leaves. It has a blazing orange-red fall color. Perfect for small spaces. Zone 5. Size: 6\’-8\’ x 6\’

Size:
Red Filigree

Finely cut lace-leaves adorn this strongly weeping Japanese Maple. New leaves are deep red with a crimson fall color. Great accent plant. Zone 5. Size: 4\’-5\’ x 4\’-5\’

Size:
Crimson Queen

This heat-resistant Maple maintains its dark purple to red foliage through the summer. Leaves are deeply dissected. Fall color runs an arrray of scarlet tones. Zone 5 Size: 10\\’ x 10\\’

Size:
Dragon Tears

Crimson-red new growth turns burgundy in the summer, then rusty-red in the fall. It has a strong branching habit with pendulous branch tips. Zone 5. Size: 5′-10′
x 6′-8′

Size:
Aconitifolium

This is an upright grower with deeply dissected, fern-like green leaves. Fall color is striking, with brilliant scarlet tones which sometimes turn various shades of rubycrimson. Zone 5. Size: 8\’-12\’

Size:
Coral Bark

This large Japanese Maple with coral-red to salmon bark gives a striking contrast in winter. The palmate new growth is yellow-orange, turning to green in the summer. Brilliant yellow-gold fall color. Zone 5. Size: 20′-25′ x
15′-20′

Size:
Green Lace

This cascading form turns into a dome-shaped tree. New deeply-dissected leaves are bright green with yellow-gold, followed by a bright crimson in the fall. Zone 5. Size: 10\\’-12\\’ x
3\\’-4\\’

Size:
Red Pygmy

This slow-growing grafted Japanese Maple forms a compact tree with a broad round shape. The leaves come out maroon in the spring and hold their color through early summer. The narrow, bamboo-like leaves darken in summer and fall color is a brilliant yellow-orange. Zone 5b. Size: 8\’ x 6\’

Size:
Orangeola

This tree has arching branches with dissected leaves that turn from green to purple to a brilliant orange in the fall. It is a real stand-out as a specimen or as an accent plant, and a great contrast against green-leaved plants. Zone 5. Size: 12\\’-15\\’ x
4\\’-6\\’

Size:
Horyoku

Shiny-green star-shaped palmate leaves remain green through the summer and turn yellow-orange in the fall. It is fast growing and heat tolerant.It\’s name means \”jewel\”. Zone 6a. Size: 10\’-12\’ x
6\’-8\’

Size:
Rhode Island Red

Bright red palmate leaves emerge in the spring and darken as they age. A very nice dwarf selection with a broad upright form. Fall foliage is orange to red. The dark red stems stand out in the winter months. Zone 5. Size: 12\\’ x 12\\’

Size:
Large Evergreen Trees & Shrubs
Juniper, Blue Point

J. chinensis \\\\’Blue Point\\\\’

Blue-green foliage on this teardrop-shaped Juniper is useful as a focal point in a small landscape.Maintains its form with little pruning.

Height: 12’

Spread: 8’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Wax Myrtle, Southern

Myrica cerifera

Fast growing and easily pruned as hedge or simply shaped to keep full. It is deer resistant but not drought resistant. Requires soil and regular watering.

Height: 12’-15’

Spread: 8’-10’

Light: Sun/Part Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Viburnum, Sandankwa

Viburnum suspensum

Grown as a hedge or small specimen, its dark green leaves make a nice backdrop for variegated foliage. Plant in well-drained fertile soil. Requires regular watering. Somewhat deer resistant.

Height: 6’-12’

Spread: 6’-8’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Evergreen

Size:
Texas Mountain Laurel

Dermatophyllum secundiflorum

Lovely evergreen native with showy, grape-scented purple flowers in March. Native to rocky, limestone cliffs. Requires excellent drainage and is quite drought tolerant once established.

Height: 12’-20’

Spread: 8’-12’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Evergreen

Size:
Magnolia, Alta

M. grandiflora \\’TMGH\\’

Very slow growing pyramidal form, it remains tight and upright without pruning. Great for smaller spaces. White summer blooms.

Height: 20’-50’

Spread: 9’-10’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Magnolia, Teddy Bear

M. grandiflora \\’Southern Charm\\’

Slow growing compact upright grower. Dark green leaves with reddish brown undersides. White fragrant flowers in the summer months.

Height: 16’-20’

Spread: 10’-12’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Magnolia 'DD Blanchard'

M. grandiflora \\’DD Blanchard\\’

Large glossy leaves with rusty-brown undersides make this large Magnolia stand out in the landscape. Huge white flowers appear in the spring. Requires regular irrigation. Creates heavy shade.

Height: 50’

Spread: 25’-35’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Loquat, Japanese

Eriobotrya japonica

Large-leafed evergreen with fragrant blooms in late Fall to Winter. Edible fruit will form if temperatures do not go below 27°F. Adapts to most well-drained soils. Water regularly.

Height: 20’

Spread: 15’-20

Light: Sun/Part Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Juniper, Spartan

J. chinensis \\’Spartan\\’

Symmetrical pyramidal form seldom needs pruning. Excellent accent or screen.

Height: 15’

Spread: 4’-5’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Juniper, Hollywood

Juniperus torulosa

Interesting twisted form, useful as specimen or screening. Give room to grow!

Height: 15’

Spread: 10’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Photinia, Red Tip

Photinia fraseri

Fast-growing tree used for screening. May be pruned as a hedge.

Height: 20’

Spread: 8’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Holly, Dwarf Burford

I. cornuta \\’Dwarf Burford\\’

This shrub may be pruned regularly to keep as a hedge or allowed to grow taller as a small screen. Red berries contrast with shiny foliage in the winter.

Height: 8’-10’

Spread: 6’-8’

Light: Sun/Part Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Holly, Yaupon

Ilex vomitoria

‘Pride of Houston’ is a female variety selected for heavy berry production. Birds are attracted to the berries in the winter. Grown as a multi-trunk tree.

Height: 20’

Spread: 12’

Light: Sun/Part Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Holly, Nellie Stevens

Ilex x \\\\’Nellie R. Stevens\\\\’

Vigorous grower with a broad pyramidal habit. Red berries in winter contrast with dark green leaves.

Height: 15’-25’

Spread: 10’-15’

Light: Sun/Part Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Guava, Pineapple

Acca sellowiana

Grown as a hedge or small specimen tree. The white and red flowers produce an edible fruit. Does best with good soil and regular irrigation. Deer resistant.

Height: 10’-15’

Spread: 10’-15’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Cypress, Leyland

Cupressus leylandi

Graceful, open form on this fast-growing evergreen makes it useful as screening. Best used in combination with other plants. Must have excellent drainage.

Height: 30’-40’

Spread: 25’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Cypress, Arizona

Cupresus arizonica

Most varieties have striking blue foliage and rapid growth rate. Drought resistant once established. Deer usually leave them alone, but may browse on occasion.

Height: 30’

Spread: 20’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Cherry Laurel, Compact

Prunus caroliniana \\’Compacta\\’

This Cherry Laurel only grows to half the height of the standard Cherry Laurel. May be kept pruned as a hedge or allowed to grow to a natural form for screening.

Height: 8’-10’

Spread: 6’-8’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Cherry Laurel 'Centre Court'

Prunus caroliniana \\’GRECCT\\’

A large growing Cherry Laurel with a pyramidal form. May be pruned as a tall hedge or allowed to grow to a natural form for additional screening.

Height: 30’

Spread: 15’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Cherry Laurel

Exceptionally tight growth on this Cherry Laurel makes for a great accent or screen. Leaves are shiny and dark green. Tolerates pruning.

Height: 8’-10’

Spread: 6’-8’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Size:
Vines
Hyacinth Bean Vine

Lablab purpurea

Twining vine with purple-pink flowers all summer. Collect seed to re-plant in spring. Pods are not edible. Annual.

Height: 10’-15’

Light: Sun

Zone: Z9

Evergreen? No

Size:
Cypress Vine

Ipomoea quamoclit

Vigorous twining vine with red flowers in summer which attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Re-seeds readily in Zones 6-9 and may be invasive. Annual.

Height: 10’+

Light: Sun

Zone: Z10

Evergreen? No

Size:
Annual Morning Glory Vine

Ipomoea sp.

Twining vines grow rapidly after sowing in spring. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Readily self-seeds. Annual.

Height: 10’-15’

Light: Sun

Zone: Z10

Evergreen? No

Size:
Lavender Lady' Passion Flower vine

Passiflora \’Lavender Lady\’

Vigorous vine with 5″ purple flowers that bloom all summer. A sterile hybrid that does not produce fruit, and is an annual most years. Host plant for Gulf Fritillary Butterfly caterpillars. Attaches with tendrils.

Height: 20’

Light: Sun to Part Sun

Zone: Z9

Evergreen? No

Size:
Coral Vine (aka Queen's Wreath)

Antigonon leptopus

Delicate vine with heart-shaped leaves and bright pink clusters of flowers. It begins its greatest round of flowers with the late summer rains. Dies back to sweet-potato like tubers at first frost. Truly an old-fashioned plant with spectacular blooms.

Height: 30’+

Light: Sun to Part Sun

Zone: Z8

Evergreen? No

Size:
Semi-Evergreen Wisteria

Milletia reticulata

Vigorous twining vine with lightly fragrant reddish-purple clusters of flowers June-August. Not invasive like the “true” Wisteria. Evergreen in mild winters.

Height: 20’+

Light: Sun to Part Sun

Zone: Z8

Evergreen? Yes/No

Size:
Amethyst Falls' Wisteria

Wisteria frutescens \’Amethyst Falls\’

This twining vine grows at 1/3 the rate of the Asian Wisteria. Blooms are lightly fragrant purple racemes that appear in late spring. May re-bloom lightly in summer.

Height: 8’-10’ up to 30’

Light: Sun to Part Sun

Zone: Z5

Evergreen? No

Size:
Tangerine Beauty' Crossvine

Bignonia capreolata \’Tangerine Beauty\’

This self-clinging vine attaches to structures with tendrils. It boasts a long season of bloom beginning in late spring with a spectacular show of tangerine tubular blooms which attract hummingbirds. Scattered blooms throughout the summer.

Height: 30’

Light: Sun to Part Sun

Zone: Z6

Evergreen? Semi-Evergreen

Size:
Blue Caerulea Passion Flower Vine

Passiflora caerulea

Vigorous vine with tendrils to attach to structures, its 4″ blue and white flowers have the scent of grapes. Although it produces an edible fruit, it is not usually eaten raw but rather cooked as you would blackberries. It is the “host plant” for Gulf Fritillary Butterfly caterpillars.

Height: 25’

Light: Sun to Part Sun

Zone: Z7

Evergreen? Semi-Evergreen

Size:
Carolina Jessamine

Gelsemium sempervirens

This vigorous twining vine will grow up trellises or along the ground as a groud cover. Flowering best in full sun, it produces scented yellow tubular blooms in early spring. All parts of plant are poisonous.

Height: 10’-20’

Light: Sun to Part Sun

Zone: Z6

Evergreen? Yes

Size:
Coral Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens

Twining vine that flowers profusely in early spring, then sporadically throughout the summer. Tubular red-orange flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Red to orange berries attract Finches and Robins. Fairly deer resistant.

Height: 10’-15’

Light: Sun to Part Sun

Zone: Z4

Evergreen? Semi-Evergreen

Size:
Confederate Star Jasmine

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Twining evergreen vine with spectacularly fragrant flowers in May-June. Blooms best in full sun. (Variety ‘Madison Hardy’ is a Zone 7 plant.)

Height: 20’

Light: Sun to Part Sun

Zone: Z8

Evergreen? Yes

Size:
Sweet Autumn Clematis

Clematis paniculata

Twining vines vigorously cover arbors or fences. Masses of white fragrant flowers late summer to fall are a pleasant surprise in a tired landscape.

Height: 20′

Light: Part Sun

Zone: Z4

Evergreen? Deciduous

Size:
Clematis hybrids

Clematis spp.

Perfect for growing on trellises where a smaller vine is desired.”Tops in the sun, roots in the shade” for best growth. Spring flush of blooms with scattered blooms in summer to fall.

Height: 6’-10’

Light: Part Sun

Zone: Z4

Evergreen? Deciduous

Size:
Hardy Succulents
Prickly Pear, Spineless/Opuntia ellisiana

Although spineless, beware of the tiny glochids (slivers) that are very irritating to th skin. Yellow flowers appear in early summer. Red fruit (tunas) in late summer.

Size: Size
Hesperaloe parviflora

Hesperaloe parviflora

A compact version of the native Red Yucca with bright red blooms. It rarely forms seedpods, which means a prolonged flowering season over the summmer. Excelllent for planting in pots, as it is cold hardy to -10°F.

Size: 2’ x 2’-3’

Zone: 5

Size:
Mexican Grass Tree/ Toothless Sotol

Dasylirion longissimum

A spectacular accent plant that grows slowly, forming a trunk to 10′ tall. The leaves are flexible and “unarmed”-meaning no spines!. Adapts to full sun to shade and requires good drainage.

Size: 10’ x 5’

Zone: 8

Size:
Texas Sotol

Dasylirion texanum

An attractive specimen which can reach 6′ tall and wide. Sharp spines line the edges of the green leaves. Attractive bloom spike.

Size: 6’ x 6’

Zone: 5

Size:
Wheeler Sotol

Dasylirion wheeleri

Silver-blue spined leaves form a dense rosette on this specimen Sotol which can reach 7′ tall by 7′ wide. May develop a short trunk over time.

Size: 7’ x 7’

Zone: 6

Size:
Bear Grass

Nolina lindheimeriana

Native to the Edwards Plateau, this drought resistant plant has narrow, leathery leaves wsith small teeth along the margins. It requires full sun and well-drained soil.

Size: 2’-3’ x 2’-3’

Zone: 5

Size:
Sacahuista

Nolina texasa

This grasslike plant has a flat, weeping habit. The slender dark green leaves have a smooth margin and soft tips. They grow well in full sun or full shade, and are cold hardy to -20°F.

Size: 2’ x 3’

Zone: 5

Size:
Nelson's Beargrass

Nolina nelsonii

This slow-growing, trunk-forming Nolina forms dense rosettes of narrow blue-green leaves with fine-toothed margins.It requires full sun to part shade. The plants are dioecious with male and female flowers on separate plants. It makes a stunning accent in the garden. Cold-hardy to 0°F.

Size: 6’ x 10’

Zone: 7

Size:
Beaked Yucca

Yucca rostrate

This adaptable Yucca grows in full sun to light, filtered shade and can grow to 10\’ tall and 3\’ wide. Its blue-green narrow leaves end in a sharp terminal spine. It is a slow to moderate grower and is cold hardy to -20° F.

Size: 10’x5’

Zone: 5

Size:
Pale Leaf Yucca

Yucca pallida

This low clumping yucca can eventually form wide clumps with up to 30 heads. Tall flower stalks with pure white bell-shaped floweres are produced in the late spring.

Size: 1\’-2\’ x 1\’-3\’

Zone: 6

 

 

Size:
Brake Lights Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora \\”Perpa\\”

A compact version of the native Red Yucca with bright red blooms. It rarely forms seedpods, which means a prolonged flowering season over the summmer. Excelllent for planting in pots, as it is cold hardy to -10°F.

Size: 2\\’ x 2\\’-3\\’

Zone: 5

 

 

Size:
Bright Edge Yucca

Yucca flaccida \\’Bright Edge\\’

This low-growing Yucca has stiff sword-shaped leaves with a green center and yellow margins. In late spring a 4′ spike of creamy white flowers adds additional interest to the garden.

Size: 2’ x 2’

Zone: 4

Size:
Prickly Pear, Beaver Tail/Opuntia basilaris

Low growing prickly pear with pads shaped lik a beaver tail. Magenta blooms appear in early summer. Spineless but beware of glochids.

Size: 3\'-6\' x 6\'-12\'
Prickly Pear, Bunny Ears/Opuntia microdasys

Spineless pads are covered with white, yellow or cinnamon-colored tufts of glochids. Pads growing in pairs resemble the ears of a rabbit. Yellow flowers in early summer.

Size: 1\'-2\' x 3\'
Prickly Pear, Old Mexico/Opuntia gomei 'Old Mexico'

This wavy-leafed prickly pear grows large, so give it room! Yellow flowers appear in the summer. It has no spines, but beware of glochids.

Size: 3\'-4\' x 4\'-5\'
Prickly Pear, Cow's Tongue/Opuntia engelmannii var. Linguiformis

Long narrow pads gove this prickly pear its name. Pads may grow to 4\’ long. Large yellow flowers appear in early summer.

Size: 5\'-8\' x 5\'-8\'
Hedgehog Cactus/Echinocereus sp.

Low clumps of cylindrical stems up to 12\” tall with large red or pink flowers on this Texas native in early summer. Can grow up to 3\’ wide.

Size: 8\'-10\' x 8\'-10\'
Claret Cup Cactus/Echinocereus triglochidiatus
One of the most attractive Hedgehog cacti. Cylindrical, low growing stems sport bright red-orange flowers in early summer. Stunning!
Size: 12" x 3'
Golden Barrel Cactus/Echinocactus grusonii
Bright yellow spines adorn this globe-shaped cactus. It will produce offsets with age, but may not flower until it is 20 years old.
Size: 10" x 2'-3'
Tree Cholla/Cylindropuntia imbricata
A tree-like cactus with upright candelabra-like branches. Magenta flowers 3"-4" in diameter appear in early to mid summer.
Size: 2' x 3'
Candellia/Euphorbia antisyphilitica
Thin, upright blue-green leafless stems grow in clumps in well-drained soil. Tiny pink and white flowers occur on the stems in early summer.
Size: 9' x 4'+
'Green Goblet'

Agave salmiana var. ferox

A selection of Agave salmiana var. ferox with wide dark green leaves. Excellent size for averge landscapes. Cold hardy to 0°F.

Size: 3’-4’ x 4’-5’

Zone: 7a

Size:
Variegated Agave - 'Medio Picta' Agave

Agave americana var. medio-picta

This striking plant is used to provide year-round interest and color. It doies well in well-drained soil or pots. Plant in full sun. Cold hardy to approx. 18°F.

Size: 3’-4’ x 4’-6’

Zone: 8

Size:
American Agave/Century Plant

Agave americana

Gray to gray-blue leaves, produces offsets readily. A large Agave, so give it some room!

Size: 6’-10’ x 13’

Zone: 8

Size:
Chisos Agave

Agave havardiana

This is one of the most cold-hardy Agaves. It is slow growing, forming medium sized rosettes with blue-gray leaves. It will tolerate light shade in hot climates and is cold hardy to -20°F.

Size: 2’-3’ x 3’-4’

Zone: 5b

Size:
Mountain Agave

Agave montana

A medium sized glossy green Agave with large teeth at the margins. This Agave is solitary and does not form offsets. Tolerates poor soils with good drainage. Grows in sun or shade. Cold hardy to 10°F.

Size: 3’-4’ x 4’-5’

Zone: 7

Size:
New Mexico Agave

Agave neomexicana

Dark burgundy spines add handsome accents to each leaf. The main rosette is open and atttactively shaped. Cold hardy to -20 degrees F. Full sun to part shade.

Size: 1.5’ x 2’

Zone: 5

Size:
Whale's Tongue Agave

Agave ovatifolia

A very striking Agave with abundant, deep channeled leaves. More adaptable to damp, cool climates than other blue agaves. Prevers a bit of summer shade or heavier summer watering. Cold-hardy to 0°-15°F.

Size: 3’-4’ x 4’-5’

Zone: 7a

Size:
Cabbage Head Agave

Agave parrasana

This gray to blue-gray Agave does well in partial shade or sun. It look best when viewed from above. The leaves are held tight, almost as a bud, giving it a distinct appearance. Cold hardy to 15°- 22°F.

Size: 2.5’-3’ x 3’

Zone: 5b

Size:
Artichoke Agave

Agave parryi tuncata

A compact form which resembles an Artichoke. Leaves are ovate with bright blue color. The reddish-brown leaf margins, teeth and terminal spines form an interesting contrast. Readily forms offsets. Cold hardy to 10-15°F.

Size: 2’-3’ x 3’-4’

Zone: 7

Size:
Parry Agave

Agave parryi

This Agave thrives in partial shade with good drainage. Leaves are blue-gray with brown terminal spines. Solitary or can form colonies of offsets. Cold hardy to 0°F.

Size: 18” x 18”

Size:
Maguey de Pulque

Agave salmiana ferox

This dark green attractive Agave puts out offsets readily. It is cold hardy to about 25°F.

Size: 6’-8’

Zone: 8b

Size:
Variegated Agave

Agave americana var. marginata

This large growing Agave is often used as an accent or specimen plant in the landscape. Its blue-green leaves are edged with yellow or white. Grow in full sun. cold-hardy to approx. 18°F.

Size: 4’-6’

Zone: 8

Size:
Agave 'Silver Surfer'

A large clumping Agave with silvery-blue leaves edged with spines. A great colot addition to the landscape . Heat nad drought tolerant, slow to offset. A selection discovered in Mexico by Yucca Do Nursery.

Size: 5’ x 8’

Zone: 7b

Size:
Hedgehog Agave

Agave stricta

This compact, colony-forming Agave is a great contrast in a Xeric garden. Give it room to spread! Cold hardy to 28°F.

Size: 2’ x 3’

Zone: 8

Size:
Queen victoria Agave

Agave victoria-reginae

This compact, slow growing Agave looks dramatic when planted en masse, used as a single specimen in a pot or as a focal point in a Xeric landscape. Cold hardy to at least-10 degrees F.Typically solitary but some individuals may have a few offsets.

Size: 1’ x 2’

Zone: 7

Size:
Beaked Yucca

Yucca rostrata

This adaptable Yucca grows in full sun to light, filtered shade and can grow to 10′ tall and 3′ wide. Its blue-green narrow leaves end in a sharp terminal spine. It is a slow to moderate grower and is cold hardy to -20° F.

Size: 10’ x 5’

Zone: 5

Size:
Soft Leaf Yucca

Yucca pendula (recurvifolia)

Named for its graceful, bending blue-green leaves, Soft Leaf Yucca is adaptable to sun or shade. Tall white blooms tower above the plant in the summer.

Size: 6’ x 6’

Zone: 7

Size:
Pale Leaf Yucca

Yucca pallida

This low clumping yucca can eventually form wide clumps with up to 30 heads. Tall flower stalks with pure white bell-shaped floweres are produced in the late spring.

Size: 1’-2’ x 1’-3’

Zone: 6

Size:
Twistleaf Yucca

Yucca rupicola

Twistleaf Yucca is native to Central Texas. This low-growing Yucca tolerates full sun to shade. It produces 5′ spikes of creamy-white flowers in the summer.

Size: 2’ x 2’-3’

Zone: 6

Size:
Blue Yucca

Yucca rigida

This trunk-forming Yucca can reach 12′ tall. The powder-blue leaves have yellow margins and are fairly rigid. It thrives in well-drained soil in full sun or light shade.

Size: 12’ x 8’

Zone: 6

Size:
Color Guard Yucca

Yucca filamentosa \\’Color Guard\\’

This heat and drought tolerant Yucca grows in full to part sun. The green and yellow striped leaves add accent color to the landscape.

Size: 2’-3’ x 2’-3’

Zone: 4

Size:
Deer Resistant Plants
Agarita

Exposure: Sun/Part Sun

Height x Width: 3’-6’ x 4’-6’

Evergreen/Decidious: E

Edible red berrries

Size:
Agave, various
Exposure: Sun/Part sun
Height x Width: check variety
Evergreen/Decidious: E

Bucks may damage with antlers

Size:
Ajuga, various

Protect when young, not reliable.

Exposure: Shade
Height x Width: 6\\” x 1\\’
Evergreen/Decidious: Semi
Size:
Angel's Trumpet, Brugmansia

Protect in winter

Exposure: Sun/Part sun
Height x Width: 6\\’ x 5\\’
Evergreen/Decidious: Tropical
Size:
Angel's Trumpet, Datura

Re-seeding annual

Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 4\\\\’ x 4\\\\’
Evergreen/Decidious: Annual
Size:
Artemesia, Powis Castle

Prune before new growth starts in spring.

Exposure: Sun/Part sun
Height x Width: 2\’ x 4\’-6\’
Evergreen/Decidious: Semi
Size:
Aspidistra

Loves \”dry\” shade.

Exposure: Shade
Height x Width: 3\’ x 3\’
Evergreen/Decidious: E
Size:
Barberry

Needs well-drained soils.

Exposure: Sun/Part sun
Height x Width: varies
Evergreen/Decidious: D
Size:
Bottlebrush, Woodlander's Hardy

Hardy to Zone 7.

Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 4\\’-5\\’ x 4\\’-5\\’
Evergreen/Decidious: E
Size:
Boxwood, various
Butterfly Vine, Yellow
Aggressive grower
Size:
Candelilla, Wax Plant

Very Drought resistant

Size:
Catmint, Walker's Low
Tidy plant
Size:
Cholla, Tree

Hot pink blooms in spring

Size: