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Waterwise Large Shrubs and Small Trees for Lubbock County

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

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Nellie R. Stevens Holly

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  Name: Nellie R. Stevens Holly Height: 15-25′ Width/Spread: 5-8′ Light: Sun, Partial Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: E Seasonal Interest: Fall, Winter Color/Feature: Bright red berrylike fruit are a primary fall / winter feature EarthKindTM: 9 Maintenance: Prune in mid-winter to shape…

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Desert Willow

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  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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Crape Myrtle

crape myrtle

  Name: Crape Myrtle Height: 6-25′ Width/Spread: 10-20′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Summer Color/Feature: White, pink, lavender, red, varied fall foliage Maintenance: Pruning is best done in late winter before new growth begins. Pruning should normally involve only…

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Flowering Crabapple

flowering crabapple

  Name: Flowering Crabapple Height: 6-30′ Width/Spread: 6-30′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring Color/Feature: Soft-pink to white EarthKindTM: 6 Maintenance: Flowers are borne on last year’s shoots. Requires minimal pruning. When pruning is done it should be…

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Chitalpa

chitalpa

  Name: Chitalpa Height: 15-20′ Width/Spread: 15-20′ Light: Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer Color/Feature: The azalea-like flowers and foliage are larger than desert willow and bloom throughout the summer. EarthKindTM: 10 Maintenance: Prune for shape or to raise…

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Mexican Buckeye

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  Name: Mexican Buckeye Height: 10-12′ Width/Spread: 12-20′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Early Spring Color/Feature: Pink flowers EarthKindTM: 10 Maintenance: Basal pruning in late spring will maintain the tree form. Botanical Name & Comments: Ungnadia speciosa In…

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