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

Color: Ruby red

Size: 12\’-15\’

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\\’

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

Color: Coral pink

Size: 12\’-15\’

Exposure: sun

Size: 1\’ x 1\’

Re-seeding Annual    In mild winters it may return as a perennial. Fragrant foliage, blooms all summer.

Exposure: sun

Size: 12\” x 12\”

Annual   Plant in May for summer blooms. Requires well-drained soil.

Exposure:  sun/part sun

Size: height varies by variety

Annual  Plant in fall for fall and spring blooms.

Exposure: part sun/shade

Size: 3\’ x 3\’

Evergreen   Perennial   Large yellow flowers in late spring to early summer. Requires well drained soil. Drought resistant once established.

Exposure: sun

Size: 1\’ x 1\’

Re-seeding Annual   Low border plant with bright yellow blooms all summer.

 

Exposure: sun/part sun/shade

Size: 3\’-5\’

Deciduous   Herbaceous perennial. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Exposure: Sun

Size: 3\\’-5\\’ x 3\\’-4\\’

Deciduous  Late to leaf out. Blooms all summer. Adapts to poor soils if well drained. May be invasive.

Growing to 4', and 6' with blooms, this grass has graceful slender foliage with contrasting white variegation on its leaf margins. Zn 5
A dwarf, compact Maiden Grass for small gardens. Late summer plumes emerge pink, becoming white as they age. Just one makes a stunning statement in the landscape! Even better en masse!
This dwarf Maiden Grass is fine-textured with reddish plumes that emerge in September and turn reddish-brown in the fall. A compact grass with winter character.

Beautiful in mass plantings, this fountain grass has dark purple-black plumes in late summer that are quite striking.

A great substitute for Mexican Feather Grass, this low growinga grass has cream-colored plumes above dark green foliage.
Similar to 'Hameln' but a foot taller with plumes. The pink-tinted plumes appear July-Sept. With cold weather the grass turns orange-red.

White foxtail-like summer plumes are 3”-4” long on this Dwarf Fountain Grass. Grows to 1 1/2’, and 2/ with plumes.Prefers fertile soils and cold winters with regular irrigation.

With wide, dark purple leaves, this dramatic looking grass may be a good substitute for the less winter-hardy Purple Fountain Grass. Although it does not bloom in Central Texas, it comes back strong from the roots in the spring.
Purple leaves with reddish-purple plumes that emerge in June. Great contrast in landscape. Tolerates poor soils but needs regular irrigation.
Light green, wispy foliage looks stunning planted en masse, as wind makes graceful waves of the foliage. Extremely heat and drought resistant.
Smaller that regular Pampas Grass and suited for smaller gardens. All blooms are female and very showy from Aug. thru winter.
Bluish-green leaves sport airy rose-pink flowers May-September. Plant in protected location and mulch roots in winter.
Bright green fine-textured leaves, great in mass planting. Golden summer plumes. Requires well-drained soil and will tolerate some shade.

This hybrid progeny of Pink Muhly and Big Muhly combines the best of both parents. A narrow, upright form with blue-green leaves, blooming in fall with pink plumes in dramatic arches. Ideal for narrrow spaces.

Summer-blooming Big Muhly puts out white vertical plumes on a 6’ stalk. A clumping blue-green grass, it will also give a nice color contrast in the landscape. It does well in full sun and is drought resistant once established.

Striking purplish pink plumes adorn this grass in the fall. It will grow in sun to part shade and is drought-resistant once established.

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.
A tree-like cactus with upright candelabra-like branches. Magenta flowers 3"-4" in diameter appear in early to mid summer.
Bright yellow spines adorn this globe-shaped cactus. It will produce offsets with age, but may not flower until it is 20 years old.
One of the most attractive Hedgehog cacti. Cylindrical, low growing stems sport bright red-orange flowers in early summer. Stunning!
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.
Long narrow pads gove this prickly pear its name. Pads may grow to 4’ long. Large yellow flowers appear in early summer.
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.
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.
Low growing prickly pear with pads shaped lik a beaver tail. Magenta blooms appear in early summer. Spineless but beware of glochids.
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.
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    
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    
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
Not deer resistant in all areas
Drought Resistant

Orange marble-sized blooms

Not drought resistant

Give it room to grow

Control leaf tier caterpillars

Low-growing

May browse when young

Do not plant by front door!

May browse when newly planted

Short-lived small tree

Replacement for turf in small areas

Nice low evergreen perennial

Variety of colors

May browse in drought

Great for upright growth

Upright and Prostrate varieties

Be patient-it comes back late

May not be deer resistant in all areas

Fragrant, not always reliable

Slow growing,narrow trunk

All parts toxic

Great evergreen perennnial

All parts toxic

Chapel Hill more winter hardy

May browse new growth

More resistant than hybrids

Butterfly magnet, spreads

Give it room to grow, likes moisture

May not be deer resistant in all locations

Needs well-drained soils

May browse in drought

Sub for Italian Cypress
Great under Crape Myrtles

Deadhead unusual yellow blooms

Must get established

Divide every 3-5 years

Eat new growth, keep pruned

Cut back in late Feb.

Blooms in February

Do not put on wood walls
Not deer resistant in all areas

Not deer resistant in all areas

Not deer resistant in all areas

May browse new growth

Trim new growth to keep compact

Not reliably winter hardy

Deer browse new growth

Red blooms al summer

Hot pink blooms in spring

Very Drought resistant

Hardy to Zone 7.

Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 4\’-5\’ x 4\’-5\’
Evergreen/Decidious: E

Needs well-drained soils.

Exposure: Sun/Part sun
Height x Width: varies
Evergreen/Decidious: D

Loves \”dry\” shade.

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

Prune before new growth starts in spring.

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

Protect in winter

Exposure: Sun/Part sun
Height x Width: 6\’ x 5\’
Evergreen/Decidious: Tropical

Re-seeding annual

Exposure: Sun
Height x Width: 4\\’ x 4\\’
Evergreen/Decidious: Annual

Protect when young, not reliable.

Exposure: Shade
Height x Width: 6\” x 1\’
Evergreen/Decidious: Semi
Exposure: Sun/Part sun
Height x Width: check variety
Evergreen/Decidious: E

Bucks may damage with antlers

Exposure: Sun/Part Sun

Height x Width: 3’-6’ x 4’-6’

Evergreen/Decidious: E

Edible red berrries

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

Color: White

Size: 12\’-15\’

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

Color: White

Size: 4\’-6\’

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

Color: White

Size: 15\’-20\’

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

Color: Bright red

Size: 12′

 

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\’

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

Color: Pink

Size: 5\’-10\’

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\’

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

Color: Bright Red

Size: 4\’-5\’

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

Color: Bright purple

Size: 4\’-5′

 

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′

 

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

Color: Scarlet red

Size: 15\’-20\’

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

Color: Coral pink

Size: 12′

 

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

Color: White

Size: 10′-10′

 

Zamioculcus zamiifolia

Easy plant that only requires water about once a month. May need to \”rejuvenate\” in brighter light if in low light long.

Light:Low-Medium

Water: Very Low

Fertility: Low

 

Ficus benjamina

Known for dropping leaves if moved, but will grow new ones quickly. Trim tiny dead branches as needed.

Light: Medium

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

Tradescantia sp.

Trim often to keep full. Cuttings root in water. Purple varieties require more light to keep color.

Light: Medium

Water: Moist

Fertility: Medium

 

Platycerium bifurcatum

Keep outside under trees in summer. Can divide when they get too large to handle. Bright light inside is best.

Light: Medium

Water: Dry

Fertility: Low

 

 Monstera deliciosa

An old-fashioned plant, easy to care for. Do not overwater. Allow soil to dry.

Light: Medium

Water: Low-Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

Chlorophytum elatum

\”Baby\” plants are easily rooted by pinning to the top of the soil with a bobbie pin! Require bright indirect light.

Light: High

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Saintpaulia ionantha

Although these tough plants \’tolerate\’ low light, they will benefit from artificial light when available.

Light: Low

Water: Low

Fertility: Low

 

 

Ficus elastica \’Decora\’

An easy, fast-growing plant. Good for offices. Will tolereate a bit of sun. Allow the top of soil to dry.

Light: Medium

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Beaucarnea recurvata

Let soil approach dryness between watering. An easy-keeper in bright indirect light conditions.

Light: Medium

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Unique plants, many varieties. Check out Owl\’s Eye and Watermelon Peperomia. Allow soil to dry.

Light: Medium

Water: Dry

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Spathyphyllum sp

Water this plant BEFORE it wilts, and it will do well! White blooms are a plus!

Light:Low-Medium

Water: Moist

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Araucaria excelsa

Bright, indirect or early morning light is best. Do not allow soil to dry completely.

Light:High

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Syngonium podophyllus

May be trimmed if it gets leggy. Easy keeper in lower light conditions.

Light:Low-Medium

Water: Moist

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Chamaedorea elegans

This plant does well in artificial light when available. Stays smaller than most palms.

Light: Low

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Pachira aquatica

According to Feng Shui, Money Tree will bring good luck and fortune. This is an \”easy keeper\”!

Light: Medium

Water: Moist

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Adiantum sp.

Do not allow to dry out. Increase humidity by placing on tray with gravel and water to evaporate.

Light: Medium

Water: Moist

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Ficus alii

More tolerant and forgiving than Ficus benjamina. Does not like temps under 60°F. Do not put in too large a pot.

Light: Medium

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Columnea sp.

Related to African Violets, it has beautiful red blooms. Use African violet fertilizer.

Light: Medium-high

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Microsorum diversifolium

Bright, indirect light. Fertilize with half strength fertilizer in spring or use fish emulsion.

Light: Medium

Water: Moist

Fertility: Low

 

 

Hoya carnosa

Also known as \’wax plant\’ for its waxy looking blooms.

Light: Medium

Water: Low

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Cissus rhombifolia

One of my favorite \”go to\” plants for dappled shade. Do not overwater.

Light: High

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Columnea gloriosa

Shiny leaves with orange, goldfish shaped blooms. African violet family. Use African violet fertilizer.

Light: Medium

Water: Moist

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Ficus lyrata

Location, location, location! Requires bright, indirect light. Allow top of soil to dry.

Light: Medium

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Dieffenbachia compacta

Sap has calcium oxylate crystals which inflame the tongue and throat when ingested. All plant parts poisonous.

Light: Medium-high

Water: Low-medium

Fertility: Low

 

Dracaena marginata

An easy, fast-growing plant. Good for offices.

Light: Medium

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

Epipremnum sp.

\’Marble Queen\’ has white variegation. Classic Pothos is called Golden Pothos.

Light:Low-Medium

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

 

The more colors in the foliage, the more light it needs. Watch for spider mites and clean leaves often.

Light: Medium-high

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

 

Dracaena fragrans massangeana

Classic plant for narrow locations. Keep dust cleaned off of leaves.

Light: Low

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

 

Zygocactus truncatus

Placing plant outside in dappled shade in the fall will give it the 55°F temps it needs to set flower buds.

Light: Medium-Dry

Water: Dry

Fertility: Medium

 

Aglaonema sp

Bottom leaves will \\”cup\\” when it is ready to be watered. One of the best plants for lower light locations.

Light: Low

Water: Low

Fertility:Low

Sedum morganianum

Morning sun will keep this plant compact. Allow soil to dry completely.

Light: Medium

Water: Moist

Fertility: Medium

Nephrolepis exaltata bostoniensis

Keep moist and divide when it fills the pot and the ’runners’ start proliferating. Bright, filtered light best.

Light: Medium

Water: Moist

Fertility: Medium

Asplemium nidus

Dilute fertilizer every month will keep it green. Likes humidity.

Light: Medium

Water: Moist

Fertility: Medium

Chamaedorea erumpens

A much better palm than the common \\’Majesty\\’ palm. Does not seem as susceptible to spider mites.

Light: Low

Water: Medium

Fertility: Medium

Saintpaulia ionantha

Location, location, location! These are incredibly easy to grow and will flower repeatedly in the correct light.

Light: Medium

Water: Moist

Fertility: Medium

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

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

Small blackish blue, heavy producer, good for jellies.

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? No

Ripening Period:  August-September

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

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

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

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

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

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Mid-June

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

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

Chilling Hours: N/A

Pollinizer Required? Self-Fertile

Ripening Period:  Mid-June

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chilling Hours: 150-200

Pollinizer Required? No

Ripening Period:  October

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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\’

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’

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\’

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’

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\’

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′

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’

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′

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\’

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’

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’

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′

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′

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′

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

Size: 10′-12′

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

Size: 10′-20′

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′

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′

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.

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

Size: 4′-5′

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

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′

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

Size: 8′-12′

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′

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′

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

Size: 20’+

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

Size: 20’+

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

Size: 5′

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.

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

Size: 10′-15′

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

Size: 20′-30′

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

Size: 10′-12′

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

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′

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

Size: 10′-12′

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

Size: 10′-20′

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

Size: 20′-30′

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′

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

Size: 10′-12′

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mascagnia macroptera

One of the few vines that is actually reliably deer-resistant. Named for the seed pods shaped like butterflies, this twining vine boasts yellow clusters of flowers in the summer. Evergreen in mild winters, deciduous in severe winters.

Height: 20’-30’

Light: Sun

Zone: Z8

Evergreen? Yes/No

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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

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

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

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

M. grandiflora \\’Little Gem\\’

A dwarf Magnolia with smaller foliage and large white blooms that begin in late spring and repeat through summer and fall.

Height: 20’-25’

Spread: 10’-15’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

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

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

J. chinensis \’Spartan\’

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

Height: 15’

Spread: 4’-5’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Juniperus torulosa

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

Height: 15’

Spread: 10’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photinia fraseri

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

Height: 20’

Spread: 8’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

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

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

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

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

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

M. grandiflora \\’Little Gem\\’

A dwarf Magnolia with smaller foliage and large white blooms that begin in late spring and repeat through summer and fall.

Height: 20’-25’

Spread: 10’-15’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

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

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

J. chinensis \’Spartan\’

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

Height: 15’

Spread: 4’-5’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

Juniperus torulosa

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

Height: 15’

Spread: 10’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photinia fraseri

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

Height: 20’

Spread: 8’

Light: Sun

Evergreen

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

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

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

Prunus mexicana

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

Height: 15’-20’

Spread: 15’-20’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prunus mexicana

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

Height: 15’-20’

Spread: 15’-20’

Light: Sun/Part Shade

Deciduous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fast -growing tree with ruby-red flowers against near-black ruffled foliage. Color: Ruby red Size: 12\’-15\’
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\\’