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Featured Trees to Plant this Winter

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Happy Holidays to everyone! Winter is here and this is the best time to plant new trees. Read ahead for featured and recommended native trees to install now. 

Possumhaw Holly

Ilex decidua


Possumhaw Holly is a Texas native large shrub or small tree. The Possumhaws are beginning to drop their leaves now, which allow the brilliant red berries to stand out and reminds us that winter has arrived. The Possumhaw can be planted in full sun or part shade and will grow to approximately 15' tall. 


Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum

Thanks to the native Guadalupe Bald Cypress, we can enjoy vibrant red, orange and yellow foliage up and down the Guadalupe river right now. And as the leaves of this conifer begin to drop, the tree continues to provide a point of interest with its magnificent large trunk, knobby roots, and layered branches. While the Bald Cypress is well-adapted along the river banks and wet conditions, they are also suprisingly drought tolerant. The Bald Cypress is considered a fast growing shade tree when watered frequently. 


Texas Mountain Laurel

Sophora secundiflora


The majority of our trees in the Hill Country are deciduous. However, the native Mountain Laurel provides us with evergreen coverage all year long.

The Mountain Laurel is a slow growing, multi-trunk tree that can reach up to 25' tall. Plant in full sun to enjoy the dense lavender blooms in the spring. The Mountain Laurel thrives in the wild in rocky conditions and therefore requires good drainage when planted in landscaped areas.


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