Joe’s Plant of the Week – Texas Mountain Laurel

Joe recommends Texas Mountain Laurels all the time to folks who want a beautiful heat and drought tolerant ornamental tree…in fact he has 3 of them in his own backyard!

These small trees (or large shrubs) are native to central Texas and should be planted in more landscapes due to their many attributes. We especially love the purple flowers that look almost like clusters of grapes…and speaking of grapes, those blooms smell like grape jelly or kool-aid!

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Texas Mountain Laurels are evergreen and grow to 12-15 feet tall and 10-12 feet wide. Plus they need very little maintenance once established. Plant them in well-drained soil in areas with plenty of sunshine, and you’ll have a wonderful specimen tree to accent your home.

We are coming in to the blooming season for Texas Mountain Laurels and we have lots of them in stock now, so pick yours up today and enjoy!