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Texas Trees

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Buy Texas Flowering Trees, Nut Tree, Shade Tree, Palms, Fruit Trees, Grapevines, Berry Plants and Bamboo Plants


Texas is a very large State, and that makes it difficult to identify which trees will be best to plant into your landscape, vineyard or orchard. With the helpful information provided by Ty Ty Nursery, your decision will be much simpler. It is important to know exactly which USDA plant and tree survival zone you are located in (see the map above). It is not advisable to plant Texas fast growing trees in USDA climate zones 6 or 7, because the deposits of lignin and cellulose that are contained in the cell walls are reduced when the cell walls enlarge rapidly and elongate, so the these insulating chemical compounds are produced in a fast growing tree or plant, and the tree may be dramatically injured or killed during a sudden temperature snap in the middle of winter. Many botanists recommend planting a slow growing tree to avoid these problems that may occur in Zones 6 or 7.


The Official State tree of Texas is the native pecan tree and the Texas State shrub is the crape myrtle tree, and both plants are native to Texas. Pecan trees will grow and produce nuts in the Texas cities of: Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and Texas is known as being the largest producer of native seedling pecans in the United States. In the cities of Lubbock, and Corpus Christi the native seedling pecan trees can be found growing everywhere as a nut producing tree and also as an excellent shade tree.. Our pecan trees are all hybrid pecans and grafted on cold hardy Curtis pecan root stock. The American black walnut tree and the English walnut trees are well adapted to the alkaline soils of TX. and the Thomas black walnut tree is a grafted tree that often will bear walnuts the first year of planting. The almond tree is well adapted to the dry areas of Texas and is very productive of high quality almonds that mature during the late summer. The American filbert tree is native to the State, like the American Chestnut tree that has been hybridized as a blight resistant tree. The Chinese chestnut tree is very well adapted to grow in most soil profiles in Texas.



Texas Fruit Trees


Ty Ty Nursery offers a wide selection of fruit trees suitable for the Texas USDA climate zones. Some of these Texas fruit trees include grafted apple tree, peach trees, and Japanese persimmon trees. When planting grafted fruit trees in Texas, it is very important to keep in mind that there are important pollination requirements for each tree, and some trees and plants require cross pollination and others are self fertile. This Texas tree and plant pollination information is easily accessible with our user friendly website or by calling toll-free 1-888-811-9132.The Texas Star Banana Tree is a very cold hardy banana, surviving down to minus l6 degrees below zero degrees in Wichita Falls, TX., in 1983 record freezes, and is the only one of the banana trees cultivars that can be grown in all USDA zones of Texas.



The Texas Everbearing Fig tree and the Alma Fig trees are two very successful fruit producing trees to plant in Texas. The Chicago Hardy Fig tree and the Tennessee Mountain Fig trees are the most cold hardy fig trees to grow in all areas. Other popular Fig trees to plant are the Black Mission Fig, the White Italian Fig and the Green Ischau Japanese fig trees.


Ty Ty Nursery also grows and offers a wide variety of berry plants for Texas, for example Rabbiteye, blueberry bushes, Texas red raspberry plants and blackberry plants, even mulberry trees. Berry plants such as a blueberry bushes are easy to plant and maintain for home orchard production or commercial plantings year after year. Enjoy those grocery store savings when planting blueberry plants in Texas.


Muscadine and Scuppernongs are two hybrid grapevine plants that are just right for Texas cultivation, and the grapes are so sweet that you will be unable to stop eating them right off the vine during the summer. Muscadine grapevines and Scuppernong plants are the grape vines of choice for Texas vineyards, because of the vigorous growth of the native American Muscadine grapevines and genetically possess a resistance to disease.


There are wide variety of nut trees that are well adapted for Texas such as, almond nut tree, walnut nut trees, pecan trees, TheTexas hazelnut tree and chestnut trees are both native American trees that grow favorably throughout the State.. When planting nut trees in Texas, keep the pollination requirements in mind, and call the friendly staff at Ty Ty Nursery who are always available to help you in choosing the perfect nut trees for your Texas orchard planting.



Best Texas Shade and Flowering Trees


Some gardeners might be looking for other trees that will grow and thrive in Texas, like flowering trees, shade trees, and shrubs. Lower your home cooling costs during the hot summer months and plant Texas adapted shade trees near your house.



Brighten your landscape with Texas recommended flowering tree and shrubs. The Redbud tree is a native TX flowering tree, will add early beautiful spring color to any yard, as well as from the white, red or pink dogwood grafted trees. The Japanese, pink, Kwanzan cherry tree or white,Yoshino flowering cherry trees are some of the most important trees to plant for early spring color. The white flowering "Aristocrat" pear trees begin blooming in early spring, along with the fluffy white, flowering plum tree and the multicolor flowering peach trees. Flowering crabapple trees form fluffy early spring flower with a delicious fragrance, with colors of white, red and pink, and some crabapple cultivars form red leaves. Some of the flowering crabapple trees will produce small fruits that wildlife animals love, and the tree is an excellent pollinator for all apple trees. Purple or white wisteria trees are very fragrant, and the blue or pink wisteria vines are a fast climber, even reaching the top of the tallest pine trees. The Southern Magnolia trees, Magnolia grandiflora, along with the dwarf Little Gem Magnolia tree are evergreen flowering trees that are covered with huge white flowers that begin appearing in May and continue until the fall. The Sweet Bay Magnolia tree, Magnolia virginiana, is a creamy flowered landscape native specimen that grows well in very wet areas with fragrant leaves and blooms. The Japanese pink saucer Magnolia flowering tree looses its leaves in the fall, and in the early spring, the trees are filled with spectacular large aromatic flowers in a variety of colors, purple, white and red, and there is a rare yellow flower color almost unobtainable. Magnolia trees are not only wonderful flowering trees, but they are one of the best shade trees for Texas gardens. Crape Myrtle trees have become one of the favorite flowering trees that begins flowering in June and continue until fall, a period when very other blooms can be seen. The new dwarf crape myrtle trees are fully colored like the "True Blue" crape myrtle tree, the "Black Diamond" crape myrtle and the "Yuma Purple" The dwarf crape myrtles only grow about 6 feet tall. The common "Dallas Red" crape myrtle is brilliant red, the "Natchez white" crape myrtles and the "Miami pink" can be seen in many Texas gardens. The Paulownia tree, also called the dragon tree and the Princess (Empress) tree is a very fast growing flowering tree, but the wood is soft and is said by the US Forest Service to be a weedy tree. The Chaste or Vitex tree blooms in colors of blue, white and purple with a pleasing fragrance. For very brilliant yellow flower colors, the Cassia senna tree blooms in fall when not much else is flowering and the Golden Rain tree is covered in early summer with golden giant clusters of delicate blooms that are transformed into Chinese-like lanterns that persist on the tree until the winter. The Oleander flowering tree is one of the best selections in zone 8 and 9 to plant in Texas, since the oleander tree is tolerant of alkaline soil, drought stress, growing in full sun, heavy pruning and a great resistance to salt water, being widely planted at Galveston, TX., Houston as a privacy hedge, especially useful to plant in long rows along interstate highways to cut out noise and wind flows. The Oleander plant is literally covered with flowers for 9 months in colors of Firestarter red, white and pink, and then there is a dwarf apricot oleander that only grow about 6 feet tall, as contrasted to some of the other yellow or purple oleanders that grow up to 25 feet tall. Camellia flowering trees are long blooming shrubs tha can begin flowering in the fall and continue into the winter and spring.




Texas bamboo plants grow as an excellent privacy screen from Houston, Dallas and North to Wichita Falls, Texas, and this fast growing plant thrives in deep, wet organic based soils and survives in the intense heat of San Antonio and El Paso, Tx into Northern Texas at Amarillo to survive below zero temperatures because of its cold hardy characteristic, of even minus 20 degrees. The exotic colored poles of the Texas bamboo plants ranges from blue to yellow and reflective black-green, waxy coverings.. The woody canes of the bamboo plants can grow fast into giant clumps that can form a hedge 50 ft. tall in Texas in the warmer areas that block out intrusive noises and car exhausts. The bamboo plants form hedges that stop soil erosion in a hurry. You can order your Texas bamboo plants from Ty Ty bamboo Nursery (tytyga.com)that can be shipped fast to your home at anytime during the year.


Many types of palm trees will grow in Texas, however, in the coldest zones, 6 and 7, the best cold hardy palm trees to plant are the Windmill Palm tree, Pindo Palm tree and the Needle Palm trees. The new hybrid Mule Palm tree has been cleared to grow in zone 7 though 9, and this is the fast growing palm tree for cold hardy climates.


There are many Shade trees that will grow well and cut your power bills in the summer. The native Red Maple tree, the American Elm tree and the White Oak tree are very good shade trees. The Bald Cypress tree, the Ginkgo tree and the River Birch trees turn brilliant gold in the fall, and the evergreen Southern Magnolia tree, Magnolia grandiflora and the dwarf Little Gem Magnolia trees not only are good shade trees but they produce enormous fragrant flowers of white, beginning in May that bloom continuously into the fall. For Texas gardeners who like shade trees with very large leaves that grow fast and develop into huge trees, the native Sycamore tree would be a top choice, especially for the brilliant yellow leaf change in the fall. The Japanese Magnolia tree produces giant pink flowers as large as a dinner plate in the spring, also being a good shade tree. The evergreen Loblolly Pine tree and the Slash Pine are fast growing shade trees, and the Loblolly Pine tree is planted in rows by many homeowners as a privacy fence to block out noise and car fumes. The Longleaf pine tree is a slow growing pine that grows into monstrous sizes that will grow in warmer zones of TX. The Weeping Willow tree, the Tulip Poplar trees and the Thornless Honeylocust tree are very fast growing shade trees. The Sourwood tree, the Sweet Gum tree and the Ginkgo grow into some of the most brilliant leafy displays of fall color. The Lombardy poplar tree is considered to be the best of the fast growing trees and has been known to grow in excess of 10 feet in the first year of transplanting. The Lombardy poplar tree is popular to plant as a fast growing privacy fence or an excellent windbreak in the Western States. For those people who like to enjoy fall brilliant leaf color, the Sour Wood is spectacular for a long period of time as the color cascade proceeds to unfold and glow.



For bird watchers, animal lovers and hunters, the preservation of stable wildlife food sources is important in Texas. The Kieffer pear tree grow a late fall crop of hard pears that are slow to ripen and drop to the ground, much like the American persimmon trees that are a favorite hangout for trophy deer and game birds. The Chickasaw plum trees and other native fruit trees like the crabapple tree and the red or black mulberry tree begin ripening their fruit and berries that develop a pungent aroma and the scent attracts most wildlife birds and animals as the fruit drops underneath the trees. At the row crop edges of farm fields grow many full sun food plants like the Brazos blackberry plant escapes and the dewberry vine whose thorns protect small game animals and birds from predators that stalk them, and the bramble plants are food of ripening berries that attract quail, pheasant and doves. Strawberry bushes, elderberry bush and autumn olive trees are loaded with abundant berries and fruit for wildlife animals to feast upon. The turkey oaks trees, Gobbler oak trees and the white oak trees provide huge acorn crops and mast for wildlife animals to eat intermittently during the year. The fast growing sawtooth oak trees can grow several feel in a single year and begin throwing off acorns when only 5 years of age.


Find Texas Trees


We look forward to providing Texans with the best Texas trees and plants. We do offer a complimentary 1 year guarantee on plants, shrubs, trees that we sell to Texas or any other State. Texas Trees are shipped at the best planting time, and all deciduous trees are shipped dormant, but evergreen trees (banana, olive, palm trees, etc.) are shipped all during the year.. For any questions about our website simply call 1-888-811-9132 and speak to professional, knowledgeable, phone operator at Ty Ty Nursery, who will be able to answer any questions and help you select to the perfect plant you are looking for.

Texas Agave Plants, Yucca Trees, Aloe Plant


For most landscape gardeners in Texas, Agave plants, Yucca trees and Aloe plants are familiar in the landscape and also to indoor dish gardeners. Agave plants are native plants to the U.S., and especially to Texans who see them growing in the desert landscape as plants that required no special care or attention, no fertilizer, water or protection from pests. Agaves such as the commonly known, 'Century Plant' A. americana, grows almost anywhere, and the striped, variegated form Agave americana 'Marginata', is dramatic in the landscape or when containerized to grow near pools or in dish gardens. The Agave attenuata is called a 'spineless agave' and is absent any thorns, spines or terminal pricks. The agave plant leaves are thick and fleshy and the Agave tequilana is grown in Mexico to ferment into an alcoholic beverage, tequila. Yucca plants can grow into small trees and the Joshua Tree that is also called the Yucca Palm Tree can live for a thousand years and is armed with dangerous tough, woody leaves with terminal spikes. The Joshua Tree, Yucca brevifolia, was named by the Mormans and grows into an enormous specimen with large clusters of white flowers in the spring. The Yucca filamentosa 'Color Guard' is a beautiful variegated plant that is drought resistant and dramatic when grown as a container specimen. The Yucca rostrata is very prickly and armed with thorns, spikes and tough skin that is cold hardy in all Texas areas and grows into huge yucca trees. The Red Yucca, Hesperales parviflora, has long filamented peeling leaves that from the center of the plant sends up a flower stalk topped by orange flurry of flowers, and the leaves turn red in the winter and then revert to green in the spring. The Aloe vera plant is an excellent medicinal plant with beautiful spotted leaves that produce a beautiful spike of orange flowers in the spring, and the sap of the leaves is excellent to treat burns, bee stings or scratches for quick healing.