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Native Trees For The State of Texas

Support the Lone Star State’s native habitats and plant species endemic to the State of Texas right here at Nature Hills Nursery! Choosing indigenous trees for your State means you will know your tree will happily grow for you with few issues, have evolved alongside native beneficial insects, and know how to withstand pests! 

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Plus you’ll feed pollinators, songbirds - like the Northern Mockingbird State Bird, and wildlife by providing them with a tree they recognize! Native trees are better able to cope with the local environmental conditions of the area and typically require less attention than non-natives once established. Tolerating local growing zones, and climate, weather, typically need less additional water, and anything else your State can throw at them!

Best Texas Native Trees

While Texas is best known for its long stretches of clear summer skies and warm temperatures, rainy seasons and some winter snow. Texas has a wide variety of topographical features, including Pine forests, Coastal regions and Gulf Prairies and marshes, the Oak Savannah, prairies, plains, and plateaus.

Check out these trees that are native to the wide range of Texas habitat and climates.

What Tree Grows Best in Texas?

Texas has a wide range of USDA planting zones ranging from 7 to 9 where the Greater Roadrunner thrives in the arid landscape. Find your Hardiness Zone and then choose any tree that has a range that includes yours! Check with your local County Extension Office for more information.

Best Evergreen Trees For Texas

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Check out these other Texas Native Trees that keep their leaves year-round. The state tree is the Piñon Pine, but many other types of conifers thrive in the hot, dry summers, and cold nights and winters of Texas.

  • American Holly
  • Arizona Cypress
  • Arizona Pine
  • Bald Cypress (deciduous conifer)
  • Douglas Fir
  • Eastern Red Cedar Tree
  • Loblolly Pine Tree
  • Longleaf Pine
  • Piñon Pine
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • Rocky Mountain Douglas-Fir
  • Rocky Mountain Juniper
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • Possumhaw Holly
  • Wax Myrtle
  • Yaupon Holly

The Best Flowering Trees to Grow in Texas

Feed a wide variety of pollinators, bats, and hummingbirds nectar and pollen they evolved alongside in your State with these flowering specimens found in Texas. 

  • American Basswood/Linden Tree
  • Black Cherry
  • Black Locust Tree
  • Carolina Silverbell
  • Dogwood Trees - Gray, Red, Pink & White Flowering, & Roughleaf
  • Eastern Redbud Tree
  • Fringetree (Fringe Tree)
  • Smoketree (Smoke Tree)
  • Sweet Bay (Sweetbay) Magnolia
  • Tulip Tree/Tulip Poplar
  • Vernal Witchhazel & Common Witchhazel (Witch Hazel)

What Are Good Shade Trees in Texas?

Texas can have hot summer temperatures so you need a shade tree to help lower cooling costs, is drought-tolerant, and give your backyard seating some lush relief from the sun!

  • American Beech
  • American Elm
  • American Hornbeam
  • American Hop Hornbeam
  • American Sycamore
  • Ash Tree - Arizona, Green, Wafer & White
  • River Birch Tree
  • Black Gum Tree (Blackgum/Tupelo)
  • Boxelder Tree (Box Elder)
  • Eastern Cottonwood/Cottonwood Tree
  • Hackberry Tree & Sugarberry Tree
  • Hophornbeam Tree (Hop Hornbeam)
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree (Coffeetree)
  • Red & Silver Maple Tree
  • Northern Catalpa Tree
  • Oak Trees - Black, Blackjack, Bur, Cherrybark, Live, Nuttall, Red, Shumard, Swamp White, Water, Willow & White
  • Ohio & Red Buckeye Tree
  • Quaking Aspen
  • Sassafras Tree
  • Sweetgum Tree
  • Black & Desert Willow

Fruit & Nut Trees for Texas

We love edible landscaping trees that look great and feed you too! Trees like the state tree - the Hardy American Pecan, and others that do great in this climate!

  • American Persimmon Tree
  • Chickasaw Plum
  • Black Cherry Tree
  • Black Walnut
  • Hardy Pecan Tree
  • Hickory Trees - Bitternut, Black, Pignut, Shellbark & Shagbark
  • Pawpaw (Paw Paw) Tree
  • Red Mulberry
  • Downy Serviceberry

Much Needed Natives!

Whether you need shade or flowers, privacy, or a lasting legacy to your landscape, Nature Hills is here to help you find the perfect tree for the great state of Texas!

Help keep your State's native biodiversity intact by planting trees native to your area! Nature Hills is committed to helping you preserve your State’s unique beauty with plants and trees that are sure to do well in your garden without impacting your native ecosystem!

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