Trees, Palms & Topiaries
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A native SE Texas tree, dogwoods can be grown in sun or shade; however, trees planted in partial shade generally perform better. Dogwoods that are planted in full sun must also rely on frequent watering, especially during hot conditions
The Graybeard is an excellent non-evergreen specimen tree for both residential and commercial landscapes. It is slow growing, and will not bloom for three years. Better flowering occurs where the Graybeard can get a lot of sun, but it will tolerate some shade. It also prefers well-drained, sandy loam soil of medium fertility.
Crepe myrtle is a handsome tree is perfect for SE Texas--also called the Southern Lilac. Flower colors include pink, red, purple, and white, depending on the variety. Most grow 15 to 25 feet tall and wide, with some shorter varieties growing only 3 to 5 feet tall. Dwarf varieties can be grown in containers.
The Redbud is native to SE Texas, and its pinkish-purple blooms often are the first signs of spring. Redbud trees form a taproot and resent transplanting, so choose the location where you plant your redbud carefully. Soil needs to be moist, and a high nitrogen fertilizer applied in the fall.
Also known as the "Texas Lilac", deciduous large shrub or small tree with spikes of lavender flowers, blooming heavily in the early summer, and then sporadically throughout the summer and fall. Heat, drought, and pest tolerant (deer do not like it), it is fast growing. Heavy pruning after blooming stimulates new blooms
Extremely well suited for the entire Beaumont and SE Texas area, the Tulip Magnolia is a beautiful ornamental tree that blooms very eary in the spring. It prefers full sun, and moist soil, where its roots grow very deep. It should be pruned in winter to maintain its shape.
A native tree in SE Texas, the feather-like leaves are extremely attractive and the pink flowers, which look rather like powderpuffs, are striking and have memorable perfume. The tree is also very forgiving in terms of care, requiring little more than the occasional pruning.
East Texas has great conditions for growing these Asian beauties – much more favorable than the rest of the State. Japanese maples do best in partial sun, preferably with an eastern sunny exposure to promote leaf coloration, with protection from the western sun. Maples must have good drainage and the soil mounded up above grade at least 3 to 6 inches. They require regular watering.
A beautiful tree that stands 40 to 50 feet tall at maturity. The foliage is shiny and very attractive, with unique bark that weathers and peels as the tree gets older.
The weeping willow is one of the most beautiful trees you can plant in your yard. They require very little maintenance and can grow as many as eight feet in just one year. Typically found near water, they can grow just about anywhere. Its 35' spread offers shade and beauty to your yard
River Birch's distinguishing characteristic is its outstanding peeling cinnamon-colored bark. It grows in the wetlands of the SE Texas Pineywoods, it works well in acidic soil with plenty of water.
The Shumard Red Oak is a large stately and majestic tree with a wide spreading canopy. The Shumard Red Oak is easy to maintain requiring moderate amounts of fertilizer and moisture
The White Oak is a beautiful tree, with a greyish, highly textured bark and beautifully shaped foliage that has beautiful fall color even in SE Texas. For best results, plant only in the spring. Salt tolerant. Grows in many soil types, but prefers deep, moist, well-drained, acid soil and full sun. Requires large area to grow
The stately Live Oak is a native of Texas, and can live hundreds of years, as in the magnificent specimens above. Once established, it will thrive in almost any location and has very good wind resistance. Like other Oaks, care must be taken to develop a strong branch structure early in the life of the tree. Be sure to eliminate multiple trunks and branches which form a narrow angle with the trunk as these are likely to split from the tree as it grows older
The Holly requires well-drained, slightly acidic, fertile soil. They should not be planted in open areas where they may be exposed to cold winter winds or excessively hot summer sun. Plant your Holly Tree in early spring before the new growth begins.
This tree has a fast growth rate and can grow as tall as 80 feet. Green Ashes have gray bark, with ridges that are interlaced and form a diamond pattern. They usually grow on wet sites, like along streams and around the edges of ponds. Historically, Green Ash wood has been the favored wood for making baseball bats.
Keep soil moist on most topiaries. Prevent the pot from sitting in water. Fertilize during growing season, but avoid over-fertilizing because you want to prevent excessive growth. Train vines and prune to promote bushy growth
Piru Queen Palm
It's soft, tropical appeal can make just about anywhere feel like a vacation. Our Piru Queen Palms grow with thicker, stronger trunks and greener fronds then other Queen Palm varieties
Mediterranean Fan Palm
More cold tolerant than most palms, this beautiful palm can either be grown in the landscape or in a container. The Mediterranean fan palm can be drought-tolerant. However, your Mediterranean fan palm is at its best in rich soil with plenty of water. Full sun exposure is optimum.
Sago Palm Tree
Partial shade and moderate water, fertilize with good quality palm fertilizer that continues to release formula twice a year during growing season.
Mexican Fan Palms (Washingtonia robusta) have many fine attributes including salt resistance and fast rate of growth. The cold hardy Mexican Fan Palm has a slender trunk topped with crowns of large fan-shaped evergreen fronds.
The Pindo Palm is one of the most popular palms in the world because of its stunning appearance, cold hardiness and bright yellow fruit, that can be made into a jelly. Its graceful appearances with blue-green fronds make it great for pool-side plantings, and also for container use. The Pindo Palm can live up to 80 years
The Pygmy Palm requires little care. It adapts well to any environments. It grows well in full sun or partial shade. The trees can also tolerate low light surroudings. For best results, move the tree outside during hot months to give bright light and heat. Keep the soil moist, it needs constant and ample water
This is one of the most cold hardy palms available. They grow about one foot each year. Most types of soils are acceptable for growing windmill palms as long as the soil has the capability to drain well. It grows best in partial sunlight