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flowsenna

Yellow flowers Height: 6-8′ Spread: 6-8′ Light: Sun Deciduous Seasonal Interest: Summer to fall Drought Tolerance: Low to medium Maintenance: Prune for shape only or to raise canopy if desired Dark green leaves; showy bloomer; susceptible to extremely cold weather

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Xylosma

Published on May 19, 2010 by in Evergreen Ornamental Trees, Ornamental Trees

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xylosma

White flowers; red foliage (new growth) Texas Native: n/a Height: 12-20′ Spread: 8-15′ Seasonal Interest: Spring Drought Tolerance: Medium Maintenance: Can be trained as a tree or a hedge Large, loose and airy shrub; inconspicuous flowers; adaptable to most soils; heat tolerant; occasional scale or red spider mites; hardy to 10 degrees Fahrenheit, but may […]

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Wax Myrtle

Published on May 14, 2010 by in Evergreen Ornamental Trees, Ornamental Trees

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waxmyrtle

Blue berries Texas Native: Blackland Prairie Height: 12-15′ Spread: 15′ Seasonal Interest: Winter Drought Tolerance: Medium Maintenance: Prune for shape only and/or to raise canopy Fast-growing screen; prefers deeper soils; foliage aromatic when crushed; dwarf variables available at 8-10′ height; great wildlife tree that provides food and year round cover

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sandankwa

White Texas Native: n/a Height: 6-8′ Spread: 6-8′ Seasonal Interest: Spring Drought Tolerance: Medium Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy right after bloom Requires deep soil and good drainage; fairly fast-growing

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rustyblackhaw

White flowers; all foliage Texas Native: Blackland Prairie & Edwards Plateau Height: 15-20′ Spread: 10-15′ Seasonal Interest: Late spring & fall Drought Tolerance: Little Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy right after bloom Good understory tree; for deeper, well-drained soils; slow-growing; yellow, orange, and red fall color; fall fruit favored by birds

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sumac

White blooms; burgundy foliage Texas Native: Edwards Plateau Height: 8-10′ Spread: 6-8′ Seasonal Interest: Late summer; winter Drought Tolerance: Little Maintenance: Prune as needed to maintain natural form Glossy leaves turn burgundy in cool season; fuzzy, orange/red berries provide food for birds and other wildlife; needs good drainage

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retama

Yellow flowers Texas Native: Texas Height: 12-20′ Spread: 12-20′ Seasonal Interest: Spring to fall Drought Tolerance: Very little Maintenance: Prune for shape only or to raise canopy if desired Tolerates dry soils; green trunk and branches; seeds out; root suckers; thorns; fast growing, short lived

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mexredbud

Pinkish purple flowers Texas Native: Edwards Plateau Height: 12-15′ Spread: 12-15′ Seasonal Interest: Sun/part shade Drought Tolerance: Early spring Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy if desired; prune suckers ‘Mexican’ variety has small wavy leaves; ‘Texas’ leaves are large and less wavy; likes well drained sites; Eastern Redbud not recommended

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Pomegranate

Published on May 14, 2010 by in Deciduous Ornamental Trees, Ornamental Trees

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pomegranate

Orange flowers; yellow fall color Texas Native: n/a Height: 10′ Spread: 8′ Seasonal Interest: n/a Drought Tolerance: Very little Maintenance: Prune for shape only or to raise canopy if tree-like shape is desired Some varieties bear edible fruit; dwarf and non-fruiting varieties are available; tolerates shallow, rocky limestone soil

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mexicanplum

White flowers Texas Native: Blackland Prairie/Edwards Plateau Height: 15-20′ Spread: 15-20′ Seasonal Interest: Spring Drought Tolerance: Little Maintenance: Prune for shape only or to raise canopy if desired Edible fruit; needs good drainage and fair amount of soil; good in full sun or as an understory tree

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