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Dermatophyllum secundiflora is the Plant of the Month!

Dermatophyllum secundiflora, Texas mountain laurel, large-sized shrub The upright, evergreen grows to heights of eight to fifteen feet and six to ten feet wide with a grayish-black trunk that darkens at the plant matures. It is recognized by its beautiful, fragrant flowers that are dark lavender to purple. The plant produces leaflets that are thick, leathery, […]

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Why Tree Trimming Is Best Left to the Pros

Tree trimming is about much more than simply cutting away a few branches. Every cut should be well thought out and made carefully. Although it may be tempting to think that you can manage tree trimming on your own, it is always a job that is best left to professionals. Here are just a few […]

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2018-04-13 No Comments

The Fairy Duster is the Plant of the Month!

The fairy duster is a low-growing, densely branching, semi-evergreen shrub with fernlike leaflets that drop during periods of drought or in cold temperatures. It gets one to three feet tall and will spread three to four feet wide. The plant produces dense clusters of pinkish white, puff-shaped blossoms in early spring that bloom sporadically throughout […]

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2018-03-12 No Comments

Acacia Pendula is the Plant of the Month!

Acacia pendula, Weeping myall, medium- to large-sized tree The graceful medium-sized evergreen grows twenty feet tall and fifteen feet wide with pendulous, weeping branches and multiple trunks. It has striking shiny, silvery, grayish-blue foliage that is long and thin, along with inconspicuous, pale yellow, ball-like flowers that appear in spring and winter. In Australia, Aboriginal hunters […]

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2018-02-06 No Comments

Euphorbia resinifera is the Plant of the Month!

*Euphorbia resinifera, Resin spurge, Moroccan mound, succulent This low-growing succulent has erect, thick, bluish-green to lime green, four-sided stems with small brown thorns, reaching one to two feet with a three- to four-foot spread. Historically, it is one of the oldest documented medicinal euphorbias. The resin spurge forms mounding clumps that look like pincushions with […]

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2018-01-10 No Comments

Ebenopsis ebano is the Plant of the Month!

The Texas ebony is a multi- or single-trunk evergreen growing fifteen to thirty feet tall with equal spread. Its gnarly, zigzagging, gray stems make this an interesting accent tree. The wood is a rich, dark brown and has been used for making furniture, cabinetry and other products. This exquisite tree produces thin, green, round leaflets on curved, […]

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2017-12-06 No Comments
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