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Lifespan

Light requirement
 Sun - 6 or more hrs
 Part shade - 2 to 6 hrs
 Shade - 2 hrs or less

Soil moisture
 Dry - no signs of moisture
 Moist - looks & feels damp
 Wet - saturated

Bloom Time
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 Apr  May  Jun
 Jul  Aug  Sep
 Oct  Nov  Dec
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 Blue  Purple  Violet
 Brown  Black

Height (in feet)
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 12-36  36-72  72-100
 More than 100

Leaf Arrangement
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 Whorled
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Leaf Retention
 Deciduous
 Evergreen
 Semi-evergreen

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Plants for Dry Shade in Central Texas

The plants selected for this list respond to a common question asked by Central Texas gardeners; "What can I grow in dry shade that will provide some interest throughout the year?"

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Philadelphus texensisTexas mock orange
Prunus serotina var. eximiaEscarpment black cherry
Edwards Plateau black cherry
Ptelea trifoliata ssp. trifoliataBaldwin hop-tree
Common hoptree
Quercus buckleyiTexas red oak
Buckley oak
Spanish oak
Spotted Oak
Rock Oak
Quercus laceyiLacey oak
Texas blue oak
Canyon oak
Smoky oak
Rock oak
Quercus muehlenbergiiChinkapin oak
Chinquapin oak
Chestnut oak
Yellow chestnut oak
Yellow oak
Rock chestnut oak
Rock oak
Salvia coccineaScarlet Sage
Tropical Sage
Blood sage
Sabal minorDwarf palmetto
Palmetto
Bush palmetto
Salvia roemerianaCedar sage
Scutellaria ovata ssp. bracteataHeartleaf skullcap
Heart-leaf skullcap
Styphnolobium affineEve's necklace
Eve's necklacepod
Texas sophora
Tilia americana var. carolinianaCarolina basswood
Small-leaved basswood
Downy linden
Ulmus crassifoliaCedar elm
Fall elm
Olmo
Viburnum rufidulumRusty blackhaw viburnum
Rusty blackhaw
Southern blackhaw
Downy viburnum
Yucca rupicolaTwistleaf yucca
Twisted-leaf yucca
Texas yucca
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