Formal Home Inspiration Garden

Gardens designed with native plants donít need to look wild. Design style relies on layout, hardscape and methods of maintenance as well as plant selection. This formal design is based on symmetry, clean lines, plant architecture and geometric shapes.


Scientific Name Common Name Duration Habit Sun Water
Acer grandidentatum Bigtooth Maple, Big-toothed Maple, Uvalde Bigtooth Maple, Southwestern Bigtooth Maple, Canyon Maple, Sabinal Maple, Western Sugar Maple Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun Moist
Bouteloua dactyloides Buffalograss, Buffalo Grass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Diospyros texana Texas Persimmon, Mexican Persimmon, Black Persimmon, Chapote, Chapote Prieto Perennial Tree Sun, Part-shade Dry
Erigeron modestus Plains Fleabane, Prairie Fleabane Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Fraxinus greggii Gregg's Ash, Gregg Ash, Littleleaf Ash, Dogleg Ash, Escobilla, Barreta China Perennial Tree Part-shade Dry
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon, Yaupon Holly, Cassina Perennial Shrub, Tree Sun, Shade, Part-shade Moist, Dry
Melochia tomentosa Teabush, Pyramid Bush Perennial Subshrub, Shrub Sun Moist, Dry
Muhlenbergia dubia Pine Muhly Perennial Grass/Grass-like Sun Dry
Nolina texana Texas Sacahuista, Texas Beargrass, Basket Grass, Sacahuista, Bunchgrass Perennial Grass/Grass-like Part-shade Dry
Stemodia lanata Woolly Stemodia, Gray-woolly Twintip Perennial Herb Sun Dry
Viguiera stenoloba Skeleton-leaf Goldeneye, Resinbush Perennial Shrub Sun, Part-shade Dry
Yucca rupicola Twistleaf Yucca, Twisted-leaf Yucca, Texas Yucca Perennial Cactus/Succulent Sun, Part-shade Dry