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 will be harvesting our next Monterrey Oaks in the  Fall of 2017

Click below for a downloadable fact sheet.

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.

Click below for a downloadable fact sheet

Simmons Oak Farms  Wholesale Nursery

"Our Pride is in Our Products"


Click below for a downloadable fact sheet.

Bur Oak

Bur Oak or Mossy Cup Oak is one of the most majestic of the oaks that grown in south Texas.   The leaves are large, leathery, and cut 2/3 to the middle vein.   The acorns measure about an inch and a half across.   About a half of the nut isnestled in a fringy cup.  This variety prefers to grow in alkaline soil.  It is resistant to oak wilt and a preferred tree in the landscape.   It is the most cold resistant of all the oaks . 

Click below for a downloadable fact sheet. 

Click below for a downloadable fact sheet.


​Best known for its fragrant announcement of spring, 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. 

Click below for a downloadable fact sheet

anacua or sugarberry

We grew a few anacua trees in 18" RootMaker bags. Their root system tends to be shallow and sparse.  We tend to believe that wild grown produces 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.

​Click below for a downloadable fact sheet. 


h Te

This dark green, densly foliated tree is native to South Texas.    It's thorned, dense branches are a favorite nesting spot for local birds.    

This is a low water user that you can forget about after the first growing season.  It is fairly pest and disease free.  Texas Ebony blooms (small white flowers) a few times each year, usually after a rain.  The white flowers are followed by seed pod which harden before breaking open, spreading the seed below.   

Click below for a downloadable fact she​et.

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 field grown in 18" and 24" RootMaker bags in the Rio Grande Valley's fertile soil. Two to seven 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. 

Click below for a downloadable fact sheet

Montezuma Cypress

Click below for a downloadable fact sheet.

cedar elm

Native to the Rio Grande Valley (and central Texas), Cedar Elms are deciduous with small, dark green leaves.  Its 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.   It is also 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 again in the Winter of 2017 or Spring of 2018.

​​Click below for a downloadable fact sheet