I live in Jones county, Texas. I would like to xeriscape portions of my lawn. The soil is sandy, I have a lot of shaded lawn area. What plants do you recommend that would be low maintenace, low water yet grow in the shade and sandy soil?
You can find a list of Texas High Plains Recommended native plants that are commercially available for landscaping by choosing that area of Texas from the map on our Recommended Species page. When the list of species appears you can then narrow the list by choosing the Narrow Your Search option and selecting 'Shade' and 'Part shade' under "Light Requirement" and 'Dry' under "Soil Moisture".
Here are a few of Mr. Smarty Plants choices from the list:
Native plants for area shaded by crabapple in Philadelphia September 19, 2008 - Can you recommend native plants about 4' tall to plant under a crabapple in the corner of a yard in front of a fence? Thank you. view the full question and answer
Privacy shrub in part shade to shade in Austin April 29, 2010 - Barbara Medford's July 1, 2008 reply regarding Little Emperor Japanese Blueberry Tree is exactly my experience with cherry laurel in partial sun/shaded area in Austin, Texas.
For 6 - 8' height si... view the full question and answer
Deer Resistant Plants for Dry Shade in Manor, Texas January 14, 2011 - What deer resistant blooming plants will do well under a huge oak tree? view the full question and answer
Will Salvia coccinea bloom in shade in Houston? June 02, 2010 - I live in Houston and I used your database tool to search for shade plants. I am particularly interested in plants that bloom and support native pollinators. My search returned salvia coccinea. Will t... view the full question and answer
Deer resistant shade plants for Southern Texas April 03, 2009 - Looking for low shrubs and flowers that will grow in full shade and that would be mostly deer resistant. North facing front of our house. view the full question and answer