logo

Mosty Brothers Nursery Blog

All the latest news, info and press from Mosty Brothers Nursery

It's hot and dry out there so let's focus on those plants that can take the heat! Read ahead to see what we have available. 

Yucca Rostratas

The Yucca Rostrata, also called a Beaked Yucca or Big Bend Yucca, grows up to 15' tall. It has silver/blue foliage. The tip of the plant  is sharp but the leaves are flexible and not dangerous if you walk past this plant or happen to run in to it. It's extermely cold-hardy and does great in our area with very well drained soil.  

IMG 0304
 IMG 0315

Mealy Blue Sage

Loving the heat and in full bloom right now is our Mealy Blue Sage. It's an oustanding bloomer, native, and grows to approx 2.5' x 2.5'. It attracts a lot of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It will bloom from late spring to early winter.  

IMG 0310

Soft Leaf Yuccas

Soft Leaf Yuccas have a wide bending leaf with a sharp tip. They can grow up to 6' tall. They are extremely drought tolerant and put on a tall, beautiful white bloom once a year.  

IMG 0312
 softleafyuccabloom 1

 
Hits: 3680
0
Posted by on in News

It's that time of the year to feature all the beautiful plants in full bloom here at the nursery. Call us if we can help with anything. I hope this newsletter finds you all doing well and planting lots this spring.

In Bloom!

Four Nerve Daisies, Blackfoot Daisies, Bouganvillas, Coral Honeysuckle, Lady Banks, Lantanas, Sage, Texas Betony, Yarrow, and Jerusalem Sage 


4nerve

 

blackfoot

 

bouganvilla

 

honey

 

ladybanks

 

lantanahorida

 

sage

 

txbetony

 

yarrow

 

jersage

Hits: 2640
0
Posted by on in News

I hope everyone has enjoyed the recent rain and you are enjoying our cooler weather - especially the cool temps in the mornings. Read ahead to see what’s happening at the nursery!

Dwarf Wax Myrtle

dwarfwaxMyrica cerifera var. pumila -- NATIVE TO TEXAS

Finding an evergreen shrub in the Hill Country that the deer don’t eat can be a huge challenge. And yet another challenge can be finding the right size shrub for certain areas of your landscaping – one that doesn’t grow too big or require a lot of maintenance. The Dwarf Wax Myrtle is a solution to all of these challenges.

This shrub is suitable to place in front of windows since it won’t block your view and also stays nice and full year-round.  It grows to approximately 4’ tall but can be easily maintained at 3’, making it an ideal pruned hedge. In addition, it can grow in the sun or shade and is drought-tolerant once established. 

Fruit Trees

apricot.jpgWe have several fruit tree varieties available now at the nursery. These trees are recommended by the AgriLife Extension office for Kerr County because they are well-adapted to our soil and climate.

  • 15G Blenheim Apricots
  • 30G Asian Pear
  • 15G Loring Peach
  • 15G Methley Plums 

And another fruit tree that is a native to our area is our 15G and 30G Mexican Plums.

To view a full list of fruit and nut trees recommended for Kerr County, click here.

 

 

Field Grown Trees

eveneclaceWe will begin digging our field grown trees later this month after our first freeze. New additions available this year include: 

  • Purple Vitex (approx. 30G size)
  • Cottonless Cottonwood (1.5” caliper)
  • Bubba Desert Willow (approx. 95G size)
  • Montezuma Cypress (approx. 30G size)
  • Eve’s Necklace (approx. 30G size)
  • Catclaw Acacia (approx. 30G size)
  • Mexican Plum (approx. 30-45G size)
  • Texas Redbud  (approx. 30G size)
  • Goldenball Leadtree (approx. 45/65G size)

We will also be digging our standard Bald Cypress, Chinquapin Oak, Bur Oak, Chinese Pistache, Crape Myrtle, Pride of Houston Yaupon, and Texas Red Oaks. Let us know what we can help with this year. 

Hits: 4598
0
Posted by on in News

We have several fruit tree varieties available now at the nursery. These trees are recommended by the AgriLife Extension office for Kerr County because they are well-adapted to our soil and climate.

  • 15G Blenheim Apricots
  • 30G Asian Pear
  • 15G Loring Peach
  • 15G Methley Plums 

And another fruit tree that is a native to our area is our 15G and 30G Mexican Plums.

Hits: 1731
0
Posted by on in News

IMG 1381

Hits: 2127
0