- Central Texas
- Full Shade
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Sun or shade. Deciduous; a small, pretty native tree. Flowers appear briefly in spring, with dangling seedpods (“necklaces”) persisting until winter. The delicate white-to-pink racemes resemble wisteria, but Eve’s Necklace is unrelated; it’s actually a close cousin of Texas Mountain Laurel.
In shade along area creeks and woodlands, Eve’s necklace tends to grow vine-like and spindly; give it room and sun to grow a broader treelike form.
Very light pruning to remove deadwood mostly. Training can produce a more treelike form, but remember, Eve’s necklace is normally grown with multiple trunks, like a mountain laurel. The wood is fairly fragile and easily damaged, so remove dangling branches that may be hit by vehicles.