"A thick, lush landscape for TEXAS! All plants are drought tolorant and lush green or full of flowers. Color provided by Autumn Sage, Hill Country Aster, Yuccas, Knockout Roses and Lantana. The trees are Chinese Pistache and Yaupon Holly. The Yaupon holly is a wonderful Native Texas tree and the Chinese Pistache is a highly recommended tree for Texas by Texas A&M due to its great drought tolorance and fall color!"
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Region 5a: Plant Hardiness Zone: Last frost range from early April to Memorial Day. In general, spring gardens can be planted mid-March through mid-May. First fall frosts occur from mid September to end of October. In warmer areas fall gardens planted in June and July still can mature in fall. Young trees and shrubs may need windbreaks and protection from drying winter winds.
Autumn Blaze Red Maple - Freeman maple (Acer freemanii), having the best traits of both without their drawbacks. 'Jeffersred' has brilliant red fall color, and unlike its red maple parent will grow well in alkaline soils.
Texas Superstar Chinese Pistache Long-lived, winter hardy shade tree with spectacular red, red-orange fall color. Outstanding heat, drought and soil tolerance. Extremely pest resistant. A near perfect shade tree for one-story buildings.
Prairie Flameleaf Sumac [Rhus lanceolata] - Small, relatively quick-growing tree, up to 30 ft. Deciduous. Sun. Prefers dry, limestone soils. Drought, cold, and heat tolerant. Generally disease/pest-free. Enjoyed as an ornamental for showy fall color and fruit. Attracts butterflies. Larval host. Fruits attract birds and deer browse foliage. Like evergreen sumac, flameleaf sumac berries are edible and can be made into a lemonade-like drink.