Plant of the Week
These excellent small ornamental trees are native to the western parts of the state. The eastern types will grow here, and you see them all over town, but they are not as drought-tolerant they're are not as hardy of a plant.
The Mexican redbud is more of a bushy type plant with a lot of fine-textured branches. It features wavy leaves and grows 12-15' tall and wide. The Texas redbud is taller at about 15-20' feet, with bolder branching. Both bloom in the spring and are beautiful trouble-free trees as accents or in a small garden.