Plant Library

Welcome to our Plant Library! Dave and his staff share their years of experience trying out different plants, along with the maintenance know-how that comes from doing it all yourself. The photos and descriptions here will introduce you to some of the wonderful plant material we can enjoy here in North Texas. We hope you enjoy this handy resource.

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  • Acanthus, Bear's Breeches
    (Acanthus mollis) The deeply divided, spiny...
  • Ajuga, Bungleweed
    (Ajuga reptans) A very low-growing groundcover...
  • Akebia, Five Leaf
    (Akebia quinata) Interesting foliage has groups...
  • Angelonia
    (Angelonia angustifolia) A tough plant well...
  • Arizona Cypress
    (Cupressus arizonica) Native to Mexico and...
  • Aspidistra, Cast-Iron Plant
    (Aspidistra eliator) This was a favorite...
  • Autumn Sage
    (Salvia greggii) A staple of North...
  • Bamboo "Robert Young"
    (Phyllostachys viridis) Described by his Austin...
  • Beautyberry, American
    (Callicarpa americana) Big, bold coarse-textured leaves...
  • Berkeley Sedge
    (Carex tumulicola) This fine-bladed sedge is...
  • Blackfoot Daisy
    (Melampodium leucanthum) Little white daisies on...
  • Boston Ivy
    (Parthenocissus tricuspidata) From Asia despite its...
  • Boxwood
    (Buxus macrophylla) Surprisingly drought-tolerant for a...
  • Caramel Coral Bells
    (Heuchera villosa 'Caramel') This plant has...
  • Cedar Elm
    (Ulmus crassifolia) The hallmark of the...
  • Chinese Pistachio
    (Pistachia Chinensis) A deciduous moderate sized...
  • Chocolate Mimosa
    (Albrizia julibrissin ‘Summer Chocolate’) A dark...
  • Columbine, Hinckley’s
    (Aquilegia chrysantha var. hinckleyana) Native to...
  • Coralbark Japanese Maple
    (Acer palmatum ‘Sangokaku’) Brilliant red stems...
  • Creeping Charley
    (Glechoma hederacea) A little round leaf...
  • Creeping Thyme
    (Thymus serpyllum 'Elfin') Who ever has...
  • Crepe Myrtle
    (Lagerstroemia) Where would we be in...
  • Desert Willow
    (Chilopsis linearis) The desert willow is...
  • Diamond Frost
    (Euphorbia Graminea) Although this plant will...
  • Dianthus
    (Dianthus) With its neat mounds of...
  • Dogwood
    (Cornus florida) It's happier in regions...
  • Dwarf Bamboo
    (Pleiblastus distichus "Mini") Smallest bamboo available,...
  • Elaeagnus
    (Elaeagnus ebbengei) Thick, grey-green leaves with...
  • Evergreen Clemantis
    (Clematis armandii) Another enthusiastic climber, evergreen...
  • Evergreen Wisteria
    (Millettia reticula) Not really a wisteria,...
  • Fan Flower
    (Scaevola Aemula) Another Drought Tolerant evergreen...
  • Fig Ivy
    (Ficus pumila) Tiny leaves and stems...
  • Fig Ivy
    (Ficus pumila) Tiny leaves and stems...
  • Fountain Grass ‘Hameln’
    (Pennisetum ‘Hameln’) A bunch grass with...
  • Ginger, Variegated
    (Alpinia zerumbet) Needs a little babying—plenty...
  • Globe Amaranth
    (Gomphrena globosa) This annual needs full...
  • Golden Rain Tree
    (Koelreuteria paniculata) A fast-growing tree that...
  • Grey Cotoneaster
    (Cotoneaster glaucophyllus) Medium-sized dense evergreen shrub...
  • Hellebores, Lenten Rose
    (Helleborus orientalis, Helleborus hybridus) A fantastic...
  • Holly Fern
    (Cyrtomium falcatum) A workhorse of North...
  • Hoya Santa
    (Piper auritum, Root Beer plant) Large,...
  • Indigofera
    (Indigofera kirilowii) A dense, suckering, deciduous...
  • Inland Sea Oats
    (Chasmanthium latifolium) One of the few...
  • Iris
    (Iris germanica) A classic old-time 'pass-along'...
  • Jacob's Ladder
    (Polemonium caeruleum) A pretty perennial that...
  • Japanese Aralia
    (Fatsia japonica) Huge architectural leaves make...
  • Japanese Bloodgrass
    (Imperata cylindrica) Sun shining through the...
  • Japanese Maple "Oshio Beni"
    (Acer palmatum ssp. ameoemum ‘Oshio...
  • Japanese Variegated Sedge
    (Carex morrowii variegata) A broad white...
  • Jerusalem Sage
    (Phlomis russeliana) Jerusalem sage has large...
  • Joe Pye Weed
    (Eupatorium purpureum) Gorgeous pinkish to purplish...
  • Lacebark Elm
    (Ulmus parviflora) A medium sized tree,...
  • Lacey Elm
    (Quercus laceyi) A smaller oak, often...
  • Lindheimer's Muhly
    (Muhlenbergia lindheimeri) A native of the...
  • Live Oak
    (Quercus virginiana) A staple of the...
  • Loquat
    (Eriobotrya japonica) The perfect plant for...
  • Mexican Feathergrass
    (Nasella tenuissima) A soft, fine-textured bunchgrass...
  • Mexican Plum
    (Prunus mexicana) Wonderful fragrant white flowers...
  • Mexican Sage Bush
    (Salvia leucantha) Long spikes of purple...
  • Muhly, Gulf Coast
    (Muehlenbergia capillaris) A fine-textured, blue-green native...
  • Nandina "Royal Princess"
    (Nandina domestica 'Royal Princess') Pinkish flowers,...
  • Oleander
    (Nerium oleander) White, pink, red or...
  • Parney's Cotoneaster
    (Cotoneaster parneyi) This tall, arching shrub...
  • Passionvine
    (Passiflora incarnata) The native purple passionvine...
  • Penta
    (Penta Lanceolata) This plant is considered...
  • Pomegranate
    (Punica granatum) One of the few...
  • Possumhaw Holly
    (Ilex decidua) Similar in size and...
  • Rain Lily, Fairy Lily
    (Zephyranthes candida) The soft round foliage...
  • Red Carpet Sedum
    (Sedum spurium 'Red Carpet') Acts as...
  • Red Oak
    (Quercus shumardii) The best oak for...
  • Rose of Sharon Althea
    (Hibiscus syriacus) A large woody shrub...
  • Rosemary Prostrate
    (Rosmarinus officinalis 'Prostratus') This rosemary grows...
  • Ruby Grass "Pink Crystals"
    (Melinis nerviglumis ‘Pink Crystals’) An African...
  • Russian Sage
    (Perovskia atriplicifolia) The airy spikes of...
  • Savannah Holly
    (Ilex x attenuata ‘Savannah’) A large...
  • Silver Falls Dichondria
    (Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls') Pale green...
  • Skullcap, Pink
    (Scutellaria suffrutescens) Shrubby and indestructible, this...
  • Spider Lily
    (Hymenocallis) Exotic looking but native to...
  • Star Jasmine
    (Trachelospermum jasminiodes) Very fragrant white flowers...
  • Strawberry Tree
    (Arbutus unedo) A native of Ireland...
  • Sweet Autumn Clemantis
    (Clematis Terniflora) A deciduous vine with...
  • Switch Grass
    (Panicum virgatum) One of the dominant...
  • Texas Mountainlaurel
    (Sophora Secundiflora) Native to Texas, this...
  • Texas Sedge
    (Carex texensis) Sedges, while not grasses...
  • Turk's Cap
    (Malaviscus drummondii) An indestructible native plant...
  • Vitex
    (Vitex agnus-castus) Sometimes called ‘Texas summer...
  • Water Clover
    (Marsilia macropoda) Best plant for those...
  • Waxmyrtle
    (Myrica cerifera) Evergreen shrub or small...
  • Wood Fern
    (Thelypteris kunthii) The lush semi-evergreen fronds...

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