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Madrone

Rocky limestone soil in well-drained east- or north-facing sites, shaded by oaks or junipers. Madrone is evergreen, with white flowers in spring. It may be Texas’ loveliest tree, with [...]

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Meyer Lemon

Best in sun, but tolerates shade. Evergreen. Meyer is a citrus-tangerine hybrid popular with home gardens due to its compact size and abundant fruit. The lemons are plump, juicy, and less acidic [...]

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Guayacan

Sun or partial shade, often found growing in thickets of Southwest Texas. Its leaves appear to grow straight out of the branches, giving it a narrow upright form even in its wild state. In the [...]

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Dyckia

At least 50% sun. An evergreen, tender tropical succulent with stiff, colorful leaves in a variety of silver, green and burgundy shades. Often grown as a potted plant, they’re hardy in the [...]

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Limoncillo

Partial shade or morning sun. Evergreen. A small tree or large shrub related to citrus, with glossy trifoliate foliage, white flowers, and unusual lobed seedpods (for a citrus) which explode in [...]

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Cedar Sedge

A small evergreen sedge, appearing as a grasslike texture in the shade underneath mountain cedar and other prairie grasses. It grows as a single clump, not a turf, but can be paired with [...]

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Ligustrum

Sun or shade. Included here as an example of aggressive non-native species to avoid in south-central Texas; the \”disgustrums\” include several privet species used by homebuilders as [...]