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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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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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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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Chinese Photinia

chinese photinia

  Name: Chinese Photinia Height: 15-20′ Width/Spread: 10-15′ Light: Sun, Partial Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: E Seasonal Interest: Spring Color/Feature: Creamy white EarthKindTM: 9 Maintenance: Prune just before new growth starts in spring. Botanical Name & Comments: Photinia serratifolia (Photinia serrulata) Dark…

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Yaupon Holly

Yaupon holly with berries

  Name: Yaupon Holly Height: 12-20′ Width/Spread: 10-15′ Light: Sun, Partial Sun Evergreen/Deciduous: E Seasonal Interest: Winter Color/Feature: Red berries Maintenance: Prune for shape only. Botanical Name & Comments: Ilex vomitoria Yaupon is probably the most versatile evergreen holly for…

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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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Chaste Tree – Vitex

Chaste Tree Vitex in bloom

  Name: Chaste Tree – Vitex Height: 10-15′ Width/Spread: 10-15′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall Color/Feature: Blue-purple, white, pink-purple, terminal and axillary spikes, late spring or early summer peak and then sporadically until fall. EarthKindTM:…

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Althea

althea in bloom

  Name: Althea Height: 10-12′ Width/Spread: 5-7′ Light: Sun/Partial Shade Evergreen/Deciduous: D Seasonal Interest: Spring Summer Color/Feature: Single mallowlike or double carnation-like white, pink, purple, maroon, or blue-purple flowers. EarthKindTM: 9 Maintenance: Prune in later winter to promote vigorous shoot…

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Mutabilis (Large Shrub Rose)

mutabilis in bloom

  Name: Mutabilis Height: 4-10′ Width/Spread: 6′ Light: Sun; will tolerate partial shade Evergreen/Deciduous: SE Seasonal Interest: Spring to frost Color/Feature: Single petals open sulfur yellow, changing through orange to a rich pink and finally crimson. Bronze color of new…

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Knock Out (Medium Shrub Rose)

knock out in bloom

Name: Knock Out Height: 3-6′ Width/Spread: 3-6′ Light: Sun; will tolerate some light dappled shade. Evergreen/Deciduous: SE Seasonal Interest: Spring to frost Color/Feature: Cherry red, single blossoms. New foliage dark maroon color. Mature foliage is dark green. Orange-red rose hips…

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