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Trees for Lubbock County

Lubbock Master Gardeners Association has created information-filled listings of water-wise plants we recommend for our area. This list of trees is offered as a starting point for gardeners in the Lubbock area. Click on the tree name to see information…

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Lacebark Elm

Name: Lacebark Elm Height: 30-50′ Width/Spread: 30-40′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer, Fall Color/Feature: Green-brown. EarthKindTM Rating: 8 Maintenance: Prune to develop strong branch structure Botanical Name & Comments: Ulmus parvifolia Chinese Elm. Variable fall color; interesting bark…

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Cedar Elm

Name: Cedar Elm Height: 40-70′ Width/Spread: 40-70′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer, Fall Color/Feature: Red-brown to red-green, inconspicuous. EarthKindTM Rating: 10 Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy. Botanical Name & Comments: Ulmus crassifolia It is a…

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Bald Cypress

Name: Bald Cypress Height: 50-70′ Width/Spread: 20-30′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring Color/Feature: Brownish. Wrinkled, rounded cones. EarthKindTM Rating: 9 Maintenance: Prune only to raise the level of bottom branches or to remove rubbing branches. Botanical Name &…

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Chinese Pistache

Name: Chinese Pistache Height: 30-40′ Width/Spread: 40-50′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring Color/Feature: Purple-green to red-green, not particularly ornamental. EarthKindTM Rating: 10 Maintenance: Requires pruning to develop strong branch structure. Botanical Name & Comments: Pistachia chinensis It develops…

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Waterwise Perennial Recommendations for Lubbock County

waterwise perennials

Lubbock Master Gardeners Association has created information-filled listings of water-wise plants we recommend for our area. This list of water-wise perennials is offered as a starting point for gardeners in the Lubbock area. Click on the plant name to see…

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Texas Redbud

Texas Redbud

  Name: Texas Redbud Height: 15-20′ Width/Spread: 15-20′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring Color/Feature: Rose-purple, occasionally white. EarthKindTM: 10 Maintenance: Prune suckers. Botanical Name & Comments: Cercis canadensis var. texensis Texas Redbuds are valued for their attractive dark…

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Pomegranate

pomegranate

  Name: Pomegranate Height: 10′ Width/Spread: 8′ Light: Sun, Partial Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall Color/Feature: Red-orange flowers that turn into red-orange fruit. EarthKindTM: 10 Maintenance: Prune if tree-like shape is desired. Botanical Name & Comments: Punica…

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Possumhaw Holly

possumhaw holly

  Name: Possumhaw Holly Height: 12-20′ Width/Spread: 12′ Light: Sun, Partial Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: December to February Color/Feature: Red berries Maintenance: Prune to shape or to raise canopy. Botanical Name & Comments: Ilex decidua Texas native, attractive seeds…

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Desert Willow

desert willow in bloom

  Name: Desert Willow Height: 15-20′ Width/Spread: 15-20′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer, Fall Color/Feature: White to lavender-maroon, bicolors EarthKindTM: 10 Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise canopy; remove suckers. Botanical Name & Comments: Chilopsis linearis Desert…

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