Engelmann’s Daisy

This cheerful perennial grows up to 3 feet tall in full sun. The bright yellow flowers bloom from March until July, with the greatest occurrence during the spring. This is […]

Arizona Ash

Arizona Ash is a short-lived, very fast-growing ash that provides dappled shade. The leaves and twigs have noticeable \”velvet\” hairs. Trunks are distinctly furrowed and branch fairly low to the […]

Possum Grape

Partial shade. Evergreen, as long as it doesn’t freeze; otherwise perennial. An interesting native vine capable of climbing trees, stones, and walls; the tendrils have distinctive leaves and bluish berries […]

Snake Apple

A native vine with deeply lobed leaves. The flowers are small and yellow, but the big red fruits they produce are distinctive and eye-catching. Balsam gourd grows well in part […]

Crape Myrtle

Full sun (crape myrtles will not bloom well in the shade around your live oaks.) Deciduous. Crape myrtle is a lovely ornamental with muscular trunks, colorful peeling bark, and a […]

Arizona Cypress

Full sun; an evergreen conifer with dense gray-green or bluish foliage and a pyramidal form.\n\nArizona cypress is fast-growing and drought-tolerant in San Antonio, providing strong form to xeriscapes. Various cultivars […]


Sun. Evergreen. Considered one of the loveliest native American trees. Magnolia’s white, fragrant flowers and perfect upright posture earn it an outsize role in Southern culture and horticulture. It’s fairly […]

Coastal Live Oak

Full sun in deep, well-drained soils. Evergreen and sprawling, with the stiff glossy leaves typical of live oaks. Coastal live oak is the classic live oak of the Southern U.S., […]

Bur Oak

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Full sun. Deciduous, with recognizably large acorns and leaves. The flowers appear in the spring, with greenish-yellow catkins. Bur oak is a good shade tree, fairly resistant to oak wilt, […]