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Honey Mesquite Trees

Honey mesquite trees are fast growing and drought tolerant once established.

Chapote or Texas Persimmons

Texas Persimmons, also known as Chapote, is a small semi-deciduous tree with dark  green leaves. It is often low forking or multi-trunked.   In South Texas, Texas Persimmons performs much like a live oak, retaining its leaves throughout the winter and then dropping... Continue Reading →

Cedar Elm

Even though it’s by far the tiniest tree in our yard, birds will still choose it to perch in it.

Texas Persimmons

This small, sculptural tree can be found throughout south Texas - however, not in great quantities.    Perhaps its most striking feature is its smooth trunk with pealing bark, very similar to that of a crepe myrtle.  The trunk is... Continue Reading →

Spanish Dagger or Pita

Although not technically a tree, one of our favorite "trees" is Yucca trecleana, or Spanish Dagger.   This is a water-wise plant commonly found in brush lines and in the ranch country.    It has stiff wide leaves with extremely... Continue Reading →

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