Texas Arboretum: Xeric Collection

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


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Abutilon hypoleucum
Rio Grande abutilon, White-leaf indian-mallow, Whiteleaf Indian mallow

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Adelia vaseyi
Vasey's Wild-lime

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Aloysia gratissima
Whitebrush, Bee-brush, White-brush, Common bee-brush, Beebrush, Privet lippia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Moist

Amyris madrensis
Mountain torchwood, Shrub Amyris

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Bernardia myricifolia
Mouse Ears, Mouse's eye

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Celtis laevigata
Sugar hackberry, Texas sugarberry, Sugarberry, Southern hackberry, Lowland hackberry, Hackberry, Palo blanco

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Colubrina texensis
Texas hog plum, Texas snakewood, Texas colubrina, Hog plum

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Coursetia axillaris
Texas babybonnets

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water:

Croton incanus
Torrey's croton

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water:

Esenbeckia berlandieri
Berlandier's jopoy, Berlandier jopoy, Jopoy, Berlandier's esenbeckia, Berlandier esenbeckia, Runyon esenbeckia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Forestiera angustifolia
Narrow-leaf forestiera, Tanglewood, Desert olive, Texas swamp-privet, Panalero

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Lippia graveolens
Mexican oregano, Redbrush lippia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Lycium berlandieri
Berlandier's wolfberry, Wolfberry

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Parkinsonia texana var. texana
Palo-verde, Texas palo-verde, Texas paloverde

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun
Water: Dry

Phaulothamnus spinescens
Devilqueen, Snake-eyes

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Salvia ballotiflora
Shrubby blue sage, Blue Shrub Sage, Mejorana

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Senegalia berlandieri
Guajillo, Berlandier Acacia, Berlandier's Acacia, Round-flowered Catclaw, Roundflower Catclaw, Mimosa Catclaw, Thornless Catclaw, Huajilla

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Sun, Part-shade
Water: Dry

Sideroxylon celastrinum
Saffron plum, Coma saffron plum, La coma, Coma, Milk buckthorn, Tropical buckthorn, Downward plum, Antswood

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Vachellia rigidula
Blackbrush Acacia, Blackbrush, Chaparro Prieto, Gavia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry

Vachellia schaffneri
Schaffner's Wattle, Twisted Acacia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light:
Water:

Xylosma flexuosa
Brush holly, Brushholly

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Light: Part-shade
Water: Moist

Ziziphus obtusifolia
Lotebush, Lote-bush condalia

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Light: Part-shade
Water: Dry