TREES (Small: 10-25 feet; Medium: 25-40 feet; Large: 40 feet and higher)

Common Name Scientific Name Height Remarks
Aleppo pine Pinus halepensis M Sun; evergreen with yellowish green needles and round canopy.
Anacacho orchid tree Bauhinia lunarioides S Semi-Evergreen, tree-shrub, white flower clusters.
Anaqua, Sandpaper tree Ehretia anacua M Evergreen broadleaf; white flower clusters.
Arizona Cypress Cupressus arizonica M Evergreen conifer; gray green foliage; pyramidal shape.
Ashe Juniper Juniperus ashei S Evergreen conifer; green foliage, blue fruit used by wildlife.
Bald Cypress Taxodium distichum L Sun, part shade; deciduous; best if planted within 15 feet of water; copper leaves in fall.
Big Tooth Maple Acer grandidentatum M Sun/part shade; deciduous; needs moist soil; outstanding fall color; seeds are a good food source for wildlife.
Blackjack Oak Quercus marilandica L Sun/part shade; deciduous; needs well drained, preferably sandy, soil.
Bur Oak Quercus macrocarpa L Deciduous; large acorns and leaves, good shade tree, oak wilt resistant.
Carolina Buckthorn Frangula caroliniana S Semi-evergreen; sun-shade, glossy leaves, reddish fruit.
Cedar Elm Ulmus crassifolia M Sun - Shade; deciduous; oval canopy, yellow fall color
Cherry Laurel Prunus caroliniana S Sun; part shade; evergreen; dark glossy green leaves; vigorous grower; good wildlife food.
Chinquapin Oak Quercus muhlenbergii L Sun-Shade; deciduous; round canopy tree; blade like foliage.
Condalia, Brazil, Bluewood Condalia Condalia hookeri S Evergreen; delicate foliage; drought tolerant; sun-shade, excellent wildlife tree.
Crabapple, Texas Mollis texana S Partial shade, deciduous, spring white flowers.
Crape Myrtle Lagerstroemia sp. S Full sun only, deciduous, variety of colors, attractive bark and fall color, Non-native.
Deodar Cedar Cedrus deodara L Evergreen; spreading pyramidal shape.
Desert Willow Chilopsis linearis S Deciduous; pink tubular flowers; willow-like foliage, very drought tolerant.
Escarpment Black Cherry Prunus serotina var. eximia M Deciduous; sun to shade; fall foliage; fruit good for wildlife.
Escarpment Live Oak Quercus fusiformis L Sun/part shade; semi-evergreen; adapted to thin soils; susceptible to oak wilt.
Eve's Necklace Sophora affinis M Deciduous; sun-shade; white to pink flowers.
Goldenball Lead Tree Leucaena retusa S Full sun; deciduous; delicate foliage; fragrant yellow flowers.
Hackberry Celtis spp. M Deciduous; prolific; wildlife favorite for fruit and browse.
Huisache Acacia farnesiana M Deciduous; delicate foliage; fragrant yellow flowers.
Italian stone pine Pinus pinea L Sun; evergreen with long medium green needles and a very flat canopy; slow growing.
Kidneywood Eysenhardtia polystachya S Deciduous; delicate tree-shrub; fragrant white flowers.
Lacebark Elm Ulmus parvifolia M Sun; deciduous; attractive exfoliating bark, susceptible to cotton root rot; Non-native.
Lacy Oak Quercus laceyi M Deciduous; sun-partial shade; hill county native, oak wilt resistant.
Live Oak
Quercus virginiana L Sun, semi-evergreen, small glossy leaves, valuable to wildlife, long lived
Loquat Eriobotrya japonica S Sun to partial shade, evergreen, large leaves, fragrant flowers, edible fruit, Non-native.
Mesquite Prosopis glandulosa M Full sun only, deciduous; spreading form, rambling trunk. Texas Native.
Mexican Buckeye Ungnadia speciosa M Sun/part shade; deciduous; delicate pink flowers loved by bees in spring; produces 3-celled seed pods containing shiny black seeds; a Texas native.
Mexican live Oak, Monterrey Oak Quercus polymorpha L Sun/part shade; Semi-evergreen; leathery leaves; oak wilt resistant.
Montezuma Cypress Taxodium mucronatum L Sun/part shade; semi-evergreen, better adapted to drought than baldcypress; weeping canopy.
Pecan Carya illinoinensis L Sun-shade, deciduous; needs lots of space and soil; sensitive to root impact.
Plum, Mexican Prunus mexicana S Deciduous; sun to shade; white flowers, fruit.
Possumhaw Holly Ilex decidua S Sun/partial shade; deciduous; the female plant has shiny, red fruit during the winter months that is enjoyed by birds; very high heat tolerance; a Texas native.
Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia S Shade; deciduous, bright red flowers in early spring.
Red Oak, Shumard Quercus shumardii L Deciduous; fall color, good shade tree.
Redbud, Texas or Oklahoma
Cercis canadensis var. texensis M Sun/partial shade; deciduous; great fall color; fruit & foliage valuable to wildlife.
Retama, Paloverde Parkinsonia texana S Full sun only; deciduous; fast growing, yellow flowers.
Roughleaf Dogwood Cornus drummondii S Sun/part shade; deciduous; white flowers; thicket forming; nice fall color; recommended for wildscapes.
Rusty Blackhaw Viburnum rufidulum S Deciduous; fall color, white flower clusters
Senna, Flowering Cassia corymbosa S Sun; deciduous; yellow flowers; dark green leaves; tolerant of poor, rocky soils.
Silk-tassle Garrya ovata S Evergreen; sun-shade.
Spiny Hackberry Celtis pallida S Evergreen; greenish white flowers, yellow orange fruit.
Sycamore, Mexican Platanus mexicana L Deciduous; large leaves, good shade tree.
Sycamore,Texas Platanus glabrata L Deciduous; smaller leaves than Mexican sycamore, good shade tree.
Texas Ash Fraxinus texensis M Partial shade; deciduous; rare Hill Country Native; requires moist soil.
Texas Buckeye Aesculus arguta M Partial-shade; deciduous; 7 to 11 leaflets; yellow spring flowers.
Texas Ebony Ebenopsis ebano S Sun, evergreen; white flowers, black rough bark, large seed pod.
Texas Mountain Laurel
Sophora secundiflora S Sun; evergreen; violet grape scented flowers during early spring. Does best with good drainage or on rocky, dry areas.
Texas Persimmon
Diospyros texana S Deciduous, full sun, part shade, female trees have black fruit, smooth gray bark.
Texas Pistache Pistacia texana S Semi-Evergreen; full sun to part-shade; red fruit.
Texas Smoke Tree Cotinus obovatus S Deciduous, mid-spring purple to pink flowers, good fall color.
Vitex, Chaste Tree, Lavender Tree Vitex agnus-castus S Sun; deciduous; purple, pink, or white flower spikes; Non-native.
Wafer Ash, Hop tree Ptelea trifoliata S Semi-Evergreen; sun-shade; light green foliage.
Western Soapberry Sapindus drummondii M Sun/partial sun; deciduous; clusters cream colored flowers in May.
Wild Olive
Cordia boisserieri S Sun; semi-evergreen; large white flowers in summer.
Yaupon Holly
Ilex vomitora S Evergreen; sun or shade; female has red fruit.