Fragrant, bright yellow puffball flowers. Light shade. 12-18' high.
Sweetly fragrant, orange to yellow, puffball flowers. Light shade. 15-25' high.
Fragrant, white, puffball flowers. Moderate shade. 30-40' high.
Necklace-like seed pods, long narrow green leaves have weeping appearance. Light to moderate shade. 20-40' high.
Mexican Bird of Paradise
Bright yellow flower spikes on branch tips. Moderate shade. 10-15' high.
Dense shade. 30-40' high. Brown seed pods with a chocolate flavor.
Hybrid Palo Verde / 'Desert Museum'
Bright yellow blossoms. Yellow-green bark. Light shade. 25-30' high.
Pale yellow blossoms. Yellow-green bark. Light shade. 10-20' high and wide.
Cercis canadensis var. mexicana:
Pink flowers mid winter. Heart shaped leaves. Moderate shade. 18-25' high.
Large, fragrant flowers are purple to pink to white. Light shade. 6-25' high.
Clustered, white flowers with yellow throats. Moderate shade. 12-24' high.
Florida Hop Bush
Papery, winged seed capsules. Moderate shade. 12-15' high.
Creamy yellow, fragrant flowers. Dense shade. 15-30' high.
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.
Inconspicuous flowers. Light to moderate shade. 12-20' high.
Clustered, crinkled, pink, red or white flowers. Moderate shade. 30' high.
White puffball flowers, fern-like leaves. Light shade. 20' high.
Mandarin Melon Berry
Attractive, red hanging fruit. Medium to dense shade. 25' high.
Edible leaves and seedpods. Light to light-medium shade. 32-40' high.
Fruit attracts birds. Heavy shade. 10-50' high.
Flowers bloom spring through fall, many colors available. Moderate shade. 3-20' high.
Evergreen. Dense shade. 30' high.
Purple and white flowers. Moderate shade. 15-30' high.
Blue Palo Verde
Bright yellow blossoms. Blue-green bark. Light shade. 25' high.
Fuzzy yellow flowers. Moderate to dense shade. 30' high.
Fuzzy cream colored flowers. Moderate to dense shade. 20-40' high.
Fragrant, fuzzy yellow flowers. Moderate to dense shade. 30-40' high.
Texas Red Oak
Leaves turn red in fall. Moderate shade. 30-40' high.
Texas Mountain Laurel
Fragrant violet-blue flowers in drooping clusters. Dense shade. 15-25' high.
Fragrant rose-purple flowers. Dense shade. 10-15' high.
Clusters of small white flowers. Dense shade. 10-30' high.
Delicious fruit. Moderate shade. 15-30' high.
Mexican Blue Palm
A fan palm that grows 30-40' high. Spectacular large, pendulent flower plumes.
A fan palm that grows 36-45' high. Pale yellow flowers clustered on long plumes.
A feather palm growing 15-20' high. Large sprays of yellow-orange, round to oval fruit with a mixed-fruit flavor.
True Date Palm
A feather palm growing 100-120' high. Known for its edible dates.
California Fan Palm
A fan palm that grows 60' high.
The trunks of all trees should be at least
30' from a house to reduce fire danger.
= Wildlife unfriendly.