Shade Trees

Botanical Listing (Common Name)
 Acer rubrum v drummondii (Drummond Red Maple)
Native, averages 60’ x 40’, upright growth, yellow-orange-red fall foliage, covered in spring with clusters of tiny red flowers, female produces red winged seedpods, tolerates clay soil, fast growing, long Lived.
 Platanus mexicana (Mexican Sycamore)
Native, averages 80’ x 50’, fast growing, large maple-like blue-green leaves & shimmering silver-white underside, full sun, tolerant of most soil conditions, resistant to anthracnose, deciduous, tolerates wet & dought, long lived.
 Quercus alba (White Oak)
Native, long-lived, 65’ x 50’ average; large, lobed leaves 9” x 5” emerging pinkish-green, dark green in summer & orange-red to purplish-red in autumn, silvery-gray bark, deep root system allowing planting near buildings, large acorns, sun/part shade, moist, well drained, wildlife.
 Quercus graciliformis (Evergreen Chisos Oak)  
Native, evergreen, glossy lance-shaped leaves, averages 50’ x 40’, upright growth habit, graceful, airy appearance.
 Quercus macrocarpa (Bur Oak)
Native, long-lived, 60’-80’ x 60’ average, majestic oak, extremely adaptable, deeply fissured bark, 7”-9” leaves, mossy-cup acorns, sun, drought tolerant, deciduous.  
 Quercus michauxii Swamp (Chestnut Oak)
Native, 60’ x 40’-50’ oval form, ash-gray bark, shaggy & broken into strips or plates, leaves 6” x 4” with dark green top side, whitish & fuzzy underside, vivid autumn red color, large acorns, sun/shade, moist.  
 Quercus nuttallii (Nuttall Oak)
Native, 50’ x 30’ long lived, brilliant red fall foliage, fast growing, tolerates moist, heavy clay, sun, deciduous. 
 Quercus polymorpha (Mexican White Oak)
Evergreen, except very severe winters, 60’ x 40’, fast growing, pyramidal in youth, long oval leaves 5”-7”, from the Monterrey Mountains of Mexico, sun, good drainage, fair saline tolerance.   
 Quercus rizophylla (Loquat Leaf Oak)  
Evergreen, upright, fast growing, 60’ x 40’ Mexican Oak, textured, thick, dark green glossy foliage, sun, drought tolerant, sheds leaves in spring while simultaneously adding new foliage, neutral to acidic soil.               
 Taxodium mucronatum (Montezuma Cypress)
Native, semi-evergreen, pyramidal conifer averaging 80’ x 40’, fast growing, soft fern-like foliage, russet colored foliage in fall, NO KNEES, sun, wet & drought tolerant, wildlife, very long lived.   
 Taxodium mucronatum ‘Sentido’ (Weeping Montezuma Cypress)
Native, Semi-evergreen, pyramidal conifer growing up & then weeping downward, averaging 80’ x 40’, fast growing, soft fern-like foliage, russet colored foliage in fall, NO KNEES, sun, wet & drought tolerant, wildlife, long lived, grafted.
 Ulmus alata (Winged Elm Tree)
Native, 40’ x 30’, fast growing, deciduous, corky winged bark along branches, yellow fall color, small foliage, sun, drought tolerant, wildlife.