Waxmyrtle – Southern Leaves
Full Sun to Partial Shade – Rounded, deciduous or evergreen shrub with upright branches and aromatic, glossy olive-green leaves. This wispy, broadleaf evergreen makes an excellent pruned screen, and can be pruned to form an attractive small tree to expose the handsome gray to white bark. Requires medium water and tolerates wet conditions. The Dwarf […]
Sycamore leaf and fruit
Sun – Fast growing, very large shade tree that tolerates most soils, stands up beautifully under city smog, soot, dust and reflected heat. Does best with deep watering in summer. Tolerates low humidity and high winds if roots are moist. Susceptible to serious lace bugs and anthracnose can be severe. Leaves and bark are messy. […]
Sweet Gum leaf
Sun – Large shade trees, upright and somewhat cone shaped when young, spreading with age. Leaves turn purple, yellow or red in fall. Native to low, swampy, bottomlands and stream banks. Requires high and consistent water. Does not tolerate high heat and fruit is hazard and messy. Not good as a street tree.
Full Sun – The state tree of Texas. A large, graceful, shapely tree valued for both its shade and delicious nuts. Due to susceptibility to tent caterpillars, weevils, scab, shuck worms and many more pests, needs considerable chemical controls. Requires moist, well drained soils but tolerates a wide range of water situations. Not good in […]
Pear – Bradford leaf
Full Sun – Upright symmetrical growing ornamental tree. Beautiful pure white flowers in early spring and rich purplish red foliage in the fall. Requires low water. Susceptible to some fire blight, week wood, and weak branch angles, but few other problems.
Oak – Red
Full Sun -Produces acorns which can be messy. Requires medium water but must be well drained. Prune to develop good branch angles.
Oak – Live leaf
Full Sun – Large native, slow growing Texas shade tree with broad, spreading, heavily-limbed crown. Long lived and sturdy. One of our best shade trees. Evergreen in all but most northern parts of Texas. Tough and durable. Susceptible to occasional aphids. Root rot in wet conditions. Can be difficult to grow plants under this tree. […]
Holly – Yaupon female blooms
Full Sun to Partial Shade – Low spreading, compact growing shrub excellent for low hedges or borders. Formal when sheared. Low water requirements and can tolerate wet conditions. Grows 3 – 5′ feet with age. Occasional leaf miners, webworms only if planted under Pecans. Does not produce berries.
Holly – Savannah leaves and berries
Full Sun to Partial Shade – Full to ground tree that is tough and will tolerate a wide range of conditions, including drought and pests.
Holly – Fosters
Full Sun to Partial Shade – A narrow, pyramidal holly with narrow, dark glossy green leaves with a spiny margin. Abundant rich, deep red berries cover the plant in fall and winter. Plant a male and female for berry production. Requires special care at planting due to very sensitive roots until established. Requires medium water […]