Select trees, shrubs and groundcover based on their adaptability to your region’s soil and climate.
Texas is blessed with an abundance of beautiful native plants which are naturally adapted to the region. Most have lower water
demands, fewer pest problems and less fertilizer needs than many non-adapted, exotic plants brought into Texas landscapes.
Through the support of the nursery industry, native Texas plants have become more available in retail nurseries and garden centers. Combining Texas natives with well-adapted non-native plants is a key to a beautiful, interesting landscape which conserves water.
An excellent publication is available for you to download. It is an eleven page PDF handout that lists the EarthKind plants recommended for all areas of Texas.