Tree Talk & Winter Walk

Our annual Tree Talk Winter Walk is a perfect time to explore the beauty and benefits of native trees and shrubs. Choose from over 70 species of native trees and shrubs. Note: availability of species subject to change.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Acer grandidentatum Bigtooth maple, Big-toothed maple, Canyon maple Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun Moist
Aesculus glabra var. arguta Ohio buckeye, White buckeye, Texas buckeye Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet, Moist
Aesculus pavia var. pavia Scarlet buckeye, Red buckeye, Southern buckeye, Firecracker plant Perennial Shrub, Tree Part-shade Moist, Dry
Ageratina havanensis Shrubby boneset, White mistflower, White shrub mistflower, Havana snakeroot, Mistflower Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Aloysia macrostachya Rio Grande beebrush, Woolly Bee-brush Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Amyris madrensis Mountain torchwood, Shrub Amyris Perennial Shrub Sun
Amyris texana Chapotillo, Texas torchwood Perennial Shrub Part-shade Dry
Anisacanthus quadrifidus var. wrightii Flame acanthus, Hummingbird bush, Wright's desert honeysuckle, Wright acanthus, Mexican flame, Wright's Mexican flame Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Bauhinia lunarioides Anacacho orchid tree, Anacacho bauhinia, Orchid tree, Texas plume Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Callicarpa americana American beautyberry, French mulberry Perennial Shrub Part-shade Moist
Capsicum annuum Chile pequin, Chile petin, Bird pepper, Turkey pepper , Cayenne pepper Annual, Perennial Herb Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist
Carpinus caroliniana American hornbeam, Blue beech, Musclewood, Ironwood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist
Carya illinoinensis Pecan Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Cephalanthus occidentalis Common buttonbush, Buttonbush, Button willow Perennial Shrub Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Cercis canadensis var. texensis Texas redbud Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Cercocarpus montanus Alderleaf mountain mahogany, Alder-leaf mountain-mahogany, Mountain mahogany, Silverleaf mountain mahogany Perennial Shrub Sun Dry
Cordia boissieri Mexican olive, Anacahuita, Texas wild olive, Anacahuite Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Cornus drummondii Roughleaf dogwood, Drummond's dogwood, Rough-leaf dogwood Perennial Tree Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Crataegus marshallii Parsley hawthorn Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Crataegus tracyi Mountain Hawthorn, Tracy Hawthorn, Tracy's hawthorn Perennial Tree Part-shade
Crataegus viridis Green hawthorn, Southern thorn Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Diospyros texana Texas persimmon, Mexican persimmon, Black persimmon, Chapote, Chapote prieto Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Diospyros virginiana Common persimmon, Eastern persimmon Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Ehretia anacua Anacua, Sugarberry Anacua, Anaqua, Knockaway, Sandpaper tree Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Erythrina herbacea Coralbean, Cherokee bean, Red cardinal Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Frangula caroliniana Carolina buckthorn, Carolina false buckthorn, Indian cherry Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Fraxinus albicans Texas Ash Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky coffeetree, Stump tree Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Heimia salicifolia Shrubby yellowcrest Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Hesperocyparis arizonica Arizona cypress Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon, Yaupon Holly, Cassina Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Juglans nigra Black walnut, Eastern black walnut Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Juniperus deppeana Alligator juniper, Checkerbark juniper, Tacate, Tlascal Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Juniperus virginiana Eastern red cedar, Eastern redcedar, Virginia juniper Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Dry
Leucaena retusa Goldenball leadtree, Littleleaf leadtree Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Maclura pomifera Osage orange, Bois d' arc, Bodark, Horse apple, Hedge apple Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Malus ioensis var. texana Texas crabapple, Blanco Crabapple Perennial Tree Sun Moist
Morella cerifera Wax myrtle, Southern bayberry, Candleberry Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Wet, Moist
Morus rubra Red mulberry, Moral Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Pavonia lasiopetala Rock rose, Rose pavonia, Rose mallow, Pavonia Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Philadelphus ernestii Canyon mock orange, Canyon Mock-Orange, Mock-orange Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Prunus angustifolia Chickasaw plum, Sandhill plum Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Prunus caroliniana Cherry laurel, Carolina cherry laurel, Laurel cherry, Carolina laurel cherry Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Prunus serotina var. eximia Escarpment black cherry, Edwards Plateau black cherry Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Ptelea trifoliata Wafer ash, Common hoptree, Hop tree Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Quercus buckleyi Texas red oak, Buckley oak, Spanish oak, Spotted Oak, Rock Oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus emoryi Emory oak, Black Oak, Bellota, Roble Negro, Holly Oak, Apache Oak, Desert Live Oak, Western Black Oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Quercus laceyi Lacey oak, Texas blue oak, Canyon oak, Smoky oak, Rock oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus macrocarpa Bur oak, Burr oak, Savannah oak, Overcup oak, Prairie oak, Mossy-cup oak, Mossy-overcup oak, Blue oak Perennial Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Wet, Moist, Dry
Quercus marilandica Blackjack oak, Barren oak, Black oak, Jack oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Quercus michauxii Swamp chestnut oak, Basket oak, Cow oak Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Quercus muehlenbergii Chinkapin oak, Chinquapin oak, Chestnut oak, Yellow chestnut oak, Yellow oak, Rock chestnut oak, Rock oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Quercus polymorpha Mexican White Oak, Monterrey Oak, Netleaf white oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Quercus shumardii Shumard oak, Shumard's oak, Shumard red oak, Southern red oak Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Rhus lanceolata Prairie flameleaf sumac, Flame-leaf sumac, Prairie sumac, Lance-leaf sumac Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Robinia neomexicana New Mexico locust, Mescal bean Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Rosa arkansana Prairie rose, Arkansas rose Perennial Subshrub Sun Moist, Dry
Sabal mexicana Mexican palm, Palma Di Micharos, Rio Grande palmetto, Texas palm, Texas palmetto Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Sabal minor Dwarf palmetto, Palmetto, Bush palmetto Perennial Shrub Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis Common elderberry, Black elder, Mexican elderberry, Common elder, Elderberry, Tapiro, Sauco Perennial Shrub Part-shade Wet
Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii Western soapberry, Soapberry Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Senna wislizeni Canyon senna, Shrubby senna, Dwarf senna, Wislizenus's senna, Wislizenus's wild sensitive-plant, Carrozo, Pinacate, Palo prieto, Pinacatillo, Hojasťn, Ejotillo Perennial Shrub Sun Moist
Sophora secundiflora Texas mountain laurel, Mountain laurel, Mescal bean, Mescal bean sophora, Frijolillo, Frijolito Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Styphnolobium affine Eve's necklace, Eve's necklacepod, Texas sophora Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Taxodium mucronatum Montezuma bald cypress, Montezuma cypress, Mexican cypress, Ahuehuete, Sabino Perennial Tree Part-shade Wet
Ulmus americana American elm, White elm Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Moist
Ulmus crassifolia Cedar elm, Fall elm, Olmo Perennial Tree Part-shade Moist
Ungnadia speciosa Mexican buckeye Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Viburnum rufidulum Rusty blackhaw viburnum, Rusty blackhaw, Southern blackhaw, Downy viburnum Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Viguiera stenoloba Resinbush, Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis Hercules' club Perennial Tree Sun Dry
Ziziphus obtusifolia Lotebush, Lote-bush condalia Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry