Texas Arboretum: Xeric Collection

Texas trees and shrubs for hot, dry, rocky areas.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Abutilon hypoleucum Rio Grande abutilon, White-leaf indian-mallow, Whiteleaf Indian mallow Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Acacia berlandieri Guajillo, Berlandier acacia, Thornless Catclaw, Mimosa Catclaw, Round-flowered Catclaw, Huajillla, Matoral Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Acacia rigidula Blackbrush acacia, Blackbrush, Catclaw, Chaparro prieto, Gavia Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Acacia schaffneri Schaffner's wattle, Twisted acacia Perennial Shrub
Adelia vaseyi Vasey's Wild-lime Perennial Shrub
Aloysia gratissima Whitebrush, Bee-brush, White-brush, Common bee-brush, Beebrush, Privet lippia Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist
Amyris madrensis Mountain torchwood, Shrub Amyris Perennial Shrub Sun
Bernardia myricifolia Mouse Ears, Mouse's eye Perennial Shrub
Celtis laevigata Sugar hackberry, Hackberry, Sugarberry, Texas sugarberry, Palo blanco Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Colubrina texensis Hog-plum, Texan hogplum, Texas colubrina, Texas snakewood Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Coursetia axillaris Texas babybonnets Perennial Shrub Sun
Croton incanus Torrey's croton Perennial Shrub Part-shade
Esenbeckia berlandieri Berlandier's jopoy, Jopoy Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Forestiera angustifolia Narrow-leaf forestiera, Tanglewood, Desert olive, Texas swamp-privet, Panalero Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Lippia graveolens Mexican oregano, Redbrush lippia Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Lycium berlandieri Berlandier's wolfberry, Wolfberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Parkinsonia texana var. texana Palo-verde, Texas palo-verde, Texas paloverde Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Phaulothamnus spinescens Devilqueen, Snake-eyes Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Salvia ballotiflora Shrubby blue sage, Blue Shrub Sage, Mejorana Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Sideroxylon celastrinum Coma Saffron plum, La Coma, Saffron plum Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Xylosma flexuosa Brush holly, Brushholly Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Ziziphus obtusifolia Lotebush, Lote-bush condalia Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry