Mexican Sycamore

Published on May 4, 2010 by in Deciduous Shade Trees, Shade Trees

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mexicansycamore

Yellow, orange Texas Native: n/a Height: 60′ Spread: 40′ Seasonal Interest: Fall Drought Tolerance: Medium Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy Avoid shallow soils; native to creek bottoms so requires some moisture; fast growing; resistant to bacterial leaf scorch and drought conditions, rapid growth rate, may not be cold tolerant

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Pecan

Published on May 4, 2010 by in Deciduous Shade Trees, Shade Trees

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Texas Native: Blackland Prairie Height: 60-75′ Spread: 60-75′ Seasonal Interest: n/a Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy Tall impressive tree; nut producing; for good, deep soils only; susceptible to disease and insects

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texasredoak

Bright red/orange fall foliage Texas Native: Edwards Plateau Height: 15-30′ (Red); 30-50′ (Shumard) Spread: 15-30′ (Red); 30-50′ (Shumard) Seasonal Interest: Fall Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Paint any pruning wounds immediately to help prevent oak wilt Well adapted to rocky soils; susceptible to oak wilt; use western seed source for red oaks; Shumard Oak is an […]

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montereyoak

Texas Native: Texas Height: 30-40′ Spread: 30-40′ Seasonal Interest: n/a Drought Tolerance: Very little Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy Medium size leaves, handsome tree; prefers deep soil; sheds some leaves in spring when new leaves emerge

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southernliveoak

Texas Native: Blackland Prairie & Edwards Plateau Height: 30-50′ Spread: 50′+ Seasonal Interest: n/a Maintenance: Prune only during hottest and coldest months; paint any pruning wounds immediately to help prevent oak wilt Oak wilt susceptible; like large open spaces; briefly drops leaves in spring; if planting in shallow soil, use Escarpment Live Oak which is […]

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Lacey Oak

Published on May 4, 2010 by in Deciduous Shade Trees, Shade Trees

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laceyoak

Bluish green foliage Texas Native: Edwards Plateau Height: 20-30′ Spread: 25′ Seasonal Interest: n/a Drought Tolerance: Very little Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy if desired Ideal for small urban yards; slow growth; tolerates shallow, limestone soil; resistant to oak wilt

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Chinquapin Oak

Published on May 4, 2010 by in Deciduous Shade Trees, Shade Trees

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chinquapinoak

Yellow and rust foliage Texas Native: Blackland Prairie & Edwards Plateau Height: 50-70′ Spread: 30-40′ Seasonal Interest:  Fall Drought Tolerance: Low Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy Stately form; good for deeper soils; requires additional water until established; moderate growth rate

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Bur Oak

Published on May 4, 2010 by in Deciduous Shade Trees, Shade Trees

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buroak

Large acorns Texas Native: Blackland Prairie & Edwards Plateau Height: 50-70′ Spread: 50′+ Seasonal Interest: Spring Drought Tolerance: Very little Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy Large, majestic, very adaptable; needs lots of space and deep soil; moderate growth rate; susceptible to powdery mildew

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Bigtooth Maple

Published on May 4, 2010 by in Deciduous Shade Trees, Shade Trees

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bigtoothmaple

Red and gold foliage Texas Native: Edwards Plateau Height: 20-50′ Spread: 20-30′ Seasonal Interest: Fall Drought Tolerance: Very little Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy Best maple for alkaline soils; outstanding fall color

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Honey Mesquite

Published on May 4, 2010 by in Deciduous Shade Trees, Shade Trees

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honeymesquite

Creamy white flower Texas Native: Blackland Prairie & Edwards Plateau Height: 25-30′ Spread: 25-30′ Seasonal Interest: March – September Drought Tolerance: Very light Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy 2-3″ long blooms; bright green foliage and weeping shape; very slow growing; thorns; excellent nectar source; aggressive spreader

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