Bald Cypress is deciduous conifer which can grow 100 feet tall. Their new growth emerges as slender, light green flat leaves which turn darker green in Summer, and reddish brown in the fall. They can grow in wet swampy areas where they also produce “knees” to help support the tree. In landscape areas you rarely see these knees.
Burr Oak is a large deciduous shade tree famous for the large acorns and big
lobed leaves it produces. Widely adapted throughout Central Texas soils, it’s very drought resistant once established. This is another tree that grows large, around 50- 60 feet tall. Insect and disease problems are rare.
The native to Austin, Cedar Elm is a 60-foot-tall deciduous tree. Its small rough leaves turn bright yellow, prior to leaf drop in the fall. A fast growth rate and drought resistance makes this tree a good choice. Does well in narrow areas as it doesn’t grow as wide as other tree types.
Chinquapin Oak is a beautiful, deciduous, upright shade tree. It’s dark green
leaves help provide a lush landscape appearance. With a moderate growth rate
the tree will be 60 feet tall when mature. This drought resistant Oak has few
insect or disease problems.
Lace Bark Elm is a fine textured shade tree with spreading branches forming a
round head. Wtth a moderate to fast growth rate, this deciduous tree will provide summer shade in a hurry. The exfoliating bark provides a unique colored
characteristic not found on other trees. Grows up to 50 feet tall, all over the state.
This mid-sized, deciduous tree grows 40 feet tall on a stout trunk with a dense
crown of bluish foliage. Also known as a Blue Oak, its visually distinctive from any other varieties of Oaks growing in the area. Loves the limestone soils of the Edwards Plateau, it can be found growing on canyon slopes in the area.
This evergreen tree is the most popular tree in Texas. It adapts to a wide variety of soils and is found thriving all over the state, many specimens living for Centuries. They grow 30-50 feet tall, depending on soil and tree genetics. Most references say thls is a slow to medium growth rate tree, not so slow around here.
Monterrey/Mexican white Oak
This semi-evergreen tree which can be found throughout Mexico grows about 40
feet tall. The new leaves emerge peach colored in the spring, growing into a thick, leathery leaf with raised veins on the yellowish underside. Only recently discovered growing native in the United States, it’s a very popular Landscape tree with its semi-evergreen habits.
Cercis canadensis var. mexicana
Native to the canyons and slopes of Texas thru Mexico, this 20-foot-tall tree
thrives in hot dry locations. Also considered an understory tree, it will take some shade if planted under or near other trees for a natural appearance. Purple-pink blooms in the spring are followed with 2.5″ long, glossy green, wavy leaves. We grow Mexican Redbud as single and multi-trunk specimens.
Cercis canad€nsis var. texensis
Texas Redbud is the small ornamental tree anxious to show its purple/pink
colored blossoms in March throughout Central Texas. Native to the Austin and
surrounding areas, it an easy tree to grow and adapt to your area. Tolerates hot, dry areas once established. They grow up to 25 feet tall and are also available as the more natural looking multi-trunk which tend to finish a little shorter.
Red Oak, Shumard
The Shumard Oak is an excellent moderate to fast growing shade tree with a
dense canopy of sharply pointed leaves. Its deciduous leaves turn brilliant red, yellow, and orange before they drop in the fall. This tree will grow 50 – 60 feet tall in good soil.
Fraxinus Americana ssp. texensis
The native Texas Ash is a medium sized, deciduous tree that grows around 45 feet tall. It is medium in growth rate with dark green leaves.
Myrica cerifera-Southern Wax Myrtle
This is a small tree, multi trunked shrub mostly used to screen a view. Frequently grown 8-10 feet tall and used at gas stations, swimming pools etc. to block or soften the view. I recommend irrigation as most non-irrigated plants don’t survive.