Tree grows 12-18' high. Fragrant, bright yellow puffball flowers. Light shade.
Tree grows 15-25' high. Sweetly fragrant, orange to yellow, puffball flowers. Light shade.
Tree grows 30-40' high. Fragrant, white, puffball flowers. Moderate shade.
Tree grows 20-40' high. Necklace-like seed pods, long narrow green leaves have weeping appearance. Light to moderate shade.
Mexican Bird of Paradise
Tree grows 10-15' high. Bright yellow flower spikes on branch tips Moderate shade.
Tree grows 30-40' high. Dense shade.
Hybrid Palo Verde / 'Desert Museum'
Tree grows 25-30' high. Bright yellow blossoms. Yellow-green bark. Light shade.
Tree grows 10-20' high and wide. Pale yellow blossoms. Yellow-green bark. Light shade.
Cercis canadensis var. mexicana:
Tree grows 18-25' high. Pink flowers mid winter. Heart shaped leaves. Moderate shade.
Tree grows 6-25' high. Large, fragrant flowers are purple to pink to white. Attracts hummingbirds. Light shade.
A large shrub, or with pruning, tree, growing 12-24' high. Two inch diameter, clustered, white flowers with yellow throats. Moderate shade.
Florida Hop Bush
Tree grows 12-15' high. Papery, winged seed capsules. Moderate shade.
Tree grows 15-30' high. Creamy yellow, fragrant flowers. Dense shade.
Eucalyptus species: Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus trees are not recommended because they grow large rapidly and are structurally weak. Owners experience heavy falling limbs (the wood is dense), severe die-back during freezes, and expensive tree-trimming bills to remove dead wood. The trees produce abundant litter from falling leaves, flowers, fruit, bark and branches. The leaves contain a flammable oil. Branches routinely drop during the summer.
Tree grows to 20' high. Light to moderate shade.
Tree grows to 30' high. Moderate shade.
Tree grows 20' high. White puffball flowers, fern-like leaves. Light shade.
Mandarin Melon Berry
Tree grows slowly to 25' high. Very attractive, with red hanging fruit. Medium to dense shade.
Tree grows rapidly 32-40' high. Edible leaves and seedpods. Light to light-medium shade.
Plants grow 10-50' high depending on variety. Fruit attracts birds. White Fruited Mulberry is non-staining. Heavy shade.
Plant grows 3-20' high depending on variety. Flowers bloom spring through fall with many colors available. Moderate shade.
Tree grows to 30' high. Dense shade.
Tree grows 15-30' high. Sweet pea-like purple and white flowers. Moderate shade.
Blue Palo Verde
Tree grows 25' high. Bright yellow blossoms. Blue-green bark. Light shade.
Tree grows 30' high. Fuzzy yellow flowers. Moderate to dense shade.
Tree grows 20-40' high. Fuzzy cream colored flowers. Moderate to dense shade.
Tree grows 30-40' high. Fragrant, fuzzy yellow flowers. Moderate to dense shade.
Texas Red Oak
Tree grows 30-40' high. Moderate shade.
Texas Mountain Laurel
Tree grows 15-25' high. Fragrant violet-blue flowers in drooping clusters. Dense shade.
Tree grows 10-15' high. Fragrant rose-purple flowers. Dense shade.
Tree grows 10-30' high. Clusters of small white flowers. Dense shade.
Tree grows 15-30' high. Delicious fruit. Moderate shade.
Mexican Blue Palm
Fan palm grows 30-40' high. Spectacular large, pendulent flower plumes.
Fan palm grows 36-45' high. Pale yellow flowers clustered on long plumes.
Feather palm grows 15-20' high. Large sprays of yellow-orange, round to oval fruit with a mixed-fruit flavor.
True Date Palm
Feather palm grows to 100-120' high. Known for edible dates.
California Fan Palm
Fan palm grows 60' high.
The trunks of all trees should be at least 30' from a house to reduce fire danger.