HUISACHE

Best know for its fragrant announcement of springs arrival, this hardy south Texas native is a great addition to any landscape.  It flowers with golden yellow puff-balls that cover the tree.   Huisache can handle both poorly drained soils and drought conditions.    Ours are wild harvested and cured for three week prior to delivery.  Mature height is 15 - 20 feet tall. 

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anacua or sugarberry

We grew a few anacua trees in 18" RootMaker bags. Their root system tends to be shallow and sparse. We sold everything we grew on the farm and found that wild grown produce a better looking tree.  The rough leaves give it the common name of "Sandpaper Tree". Expect of flush of white flowers to cover the tree a few times a year.   A few months later, blossoms are replaced by golden berries.   This is a great tree for anyone trying to attract birds to their landscape. Ours will be wild grown and balled and burlapped.   Mature height is 15-40 feet tall.

texas ebony

Another south Texas native, is the ebony tree. It has dark green folliage which is very dense. This thorned tree is a favorite nesting site for mockingbirds, doves, and kiskidees. Ours are wild-harvested and balled and burlapped. The thorns make stripping the foliage at harvest impossible. So, the branches are trimmed back slightly when the tree is dug to lessen the stress. Mature height is 15-30 feet tall.   We rarely keep this item on hand so please order with ample time for harvest and curing ( one month to six weeks). 


southern live oak

Southern Live Oak is a broad spreading oak which provides deep shade. A mature tree will reach a height of 40 to 60 feet with a spread of 60 to 100 feet. Our live oaks are grown from seed harvested for specific characteristics. The trees are field grown in 18" and 24" RootMaker bags in the Rio Grande Valley's fertile soil. Two to five inch caliper trees are available for sale.  

For the best specimen, plan to prune a newly planted live oak every year for the first three years and every five years thereafter.  Eliminate multiple trunks and branches which form narrow angles.   Once a tree is too large to prune from the ground, it is best to hire a certified arborist to perform this work. 

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cedar elm

Native to the Rio Grande Valley (and central Texas), Cedar Elms are deciduous with small, dark green leaves. It's habit is to be taller than it is wide; expect a mature Cedar Elm to be 60 feet tall and 40 feet wide. Cedar Elm tolerates poor drainage and clay soil; additionally it is drought tolerant. All of ours are grown in 18" and 24" RootMaker bags. We are currently sold out of this product.   It will be available in the Fall of 2017 or Spring of 2018.

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Monterrey Oak

Monterrey Oak or Mexican White Oak (Quercus polymorpha) is native to Central America and Mexico and performs well in most parts of Texas.  A small stand of Monterrey oaks was discovered in south west Texas in 1992.  Expect it to reach 40 feet or more at maturity.    Monterrey Oak holds its foliage for all but one or two months during winter and we have found that its leaves handle wind without looking tattered.   As a whole this is an insect and disease resistant tree.  

We currently have a very limited supply of Monterrey Oaks. 

honey mesquite

Wild harvested, we offer honey mesquite in a variety of sizes. They are all balled and burlapped and will have been cured at least 3 weeks. Its feathery leaves are deciduous and one of the first trees to flush in the spring. Mature height is 20-30 feet tall. In the landscape, this tree will grow much wider than it is tall.   Mesquites handle drought conditions with little damage.


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