Trees, Shrubs & Perennials for Texas

State Tree:

  • Pecan Tree (Carya illinoinensis)

State Flower:

  • Bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis)

USDA Growing Zones in Texas:

  • 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10

Choosing Trees & Shrubs for Your Texas Landscape

They say everything is bigger in Texas — and when you shop for Texas planting supplies at Nature Hills Nursery, your garden will be, too. The hot, dry climate of the state means only certain plants can survive and thrive. Our horticulturists have selected Texas shrubs, trees and perennials that are proven in the Southern environment. These include bestsellers like the Chaste Tree and Frost Proof Gardenia along with lesser-known varieties that will make a statement in your landscape.


Although the vast majority of Texas is in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 8 and 9, there are some extremes on either end. The northernmost region of the panhandle is Zone 6 while the southern tip is Zone 10. Texas also has 14 soil regions and 11 ecological regions that further define what plants are growable. The Plant Highlights on each page include their requirements for soil, sun exposure, moisture and ground spread, indicating whether the variety can adapt to your location. We also provide #ProPlantTips for care and how to use them as part of a larger garden.


Nature Hills Nursery is America’s largest online nursery because we provide personal attention to each customer. We also work with Plant Sentry™ to protect our consumers from invasive pests and diseases, allowing only plants compliant in your zip code to ship. Call or use Instant Chat if you have a question — we’re happy to answer it.