Tree grows 20-25' high. Fragrant, yellow, bottlebrush flowers. Dense shade.
Acacia (Vachellia) constricta:
Tree grows 12-18' high. Fragrant, bright yellow puffball flowers. Light shade.
Acacia (Vachellia) farnesiana:
Tree grows 15-25' high. Sweetly fragrant, orange to yellow, puffball flowers. Light shade.
Cooba / Willow Acacia
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 Holdback / Mexican Bird of Paradise
Tree grows 10-15' high. Bright yellow flower spikes on branch tips Moderate shade.
Carob Tree / St John's Bread
Tree grows 30-40' high. Dense 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.
Anacahuita / Mexican Olive
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.
Gregg's Ash / Littleleaf Ash
Tree grows to 20' high. Light to moderate shade.
Tree grows to 30' high. Moderate shade.
Littleleaf False Tamarind / Desert Fern
Tree grows 20' high. White puffball flowers, fern-like leaves. Light shade.
Mandarin Melon Berry / Che
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.
Hybrid Palo Verde
Tree grows 25-30' high. Bright yellow blossoms. Yellow-green bark. Light shade.
Yellow Paloverde / Foothill Palo Verde
Tree grows 10-20' high and wide. Pale yellow blossoms. Yellow-green bark. Light shade.
Tree grows 30' high. Fuzzy yellow flowers. Moderate to dense shade.
Hybrid Mesquite / Chilean Mesquite
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.
Mescal Bean / 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.
Jujube / Chinese Date
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.
Jelly Palm / Pindo Palm
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.
Trunks of all trees should be at least 30' from a house to reduce fire danger.