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Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia. Disidious, evergreen tree or shrub.

Red, pink or white blooms that blossom all summer long.

Called Monkey Slip (saru suberi- 猿滑) which refers to its sleek bark or 百日紅 "red for one hundred days" because of the length of it's blooming season.

Plum Tree

Prunus, multiple species.. Small to medium rugged tree. Small white flowers bloom in March.

Anacacho orchid Tree

Bauhinia Lunarioides.
White flowering, small leaved large shrub or small tree. Flowers March through April.
Reminiscent of Cherry Blossoms.

RedBud Tree

Cercis, multiple species.
Single or multi trunk small tree that blooms end of February into March. Pink/purple flowers blossom before leaves emerge.
Shade tolerant, graceful and elegant. Reminiscent of plum blossoms.

Ficus Tree

Ficus Benjamina. Large growing, desert adapted tree. Creates the forest-like setting in the mountain region. Also the iconic tree located next to the tea house.

Dwarf/Compact Myrtle

Myrtus Communis Compacta.
Drought tolerant, dark green, fine textured shrub. White or pink flowering, sometimes followed by blue colored berries. Easily sheared to create karikomi and tamamono shapes in the Garden.

Dwarf Yaupon Holly

Ilex Vomitoria ‘Nana’.
Drought tolerant, slow growing, dark green, fine textured shrub. Inconspicuous white flowers. Easily sheared to create karikomi and tamamono shapes in the Garden.

Natal Plum

Dark green, fragrant white flowering shrub with a mounding habit.

Indian Hawthorn

Rhaphiolepis Indica, multiple species.
Small to medium, pink or white flowering shrub adaptable to sun or shade. A substitute for Japanese Azalea.

Mock Orange

Pittosporum. Highly shade tolerant, fragrant flowering medium to large shrubs. Common name derived from the similarity in its flowers scent to orange blossoms.
Used throughout the mountain region.

Texas Mountain Laurel

Sophora Secundiflora.
Purple flowering, glossy leafed, large shrub or small tree. Showy purple blossoms that smell like grape soda.

Chinese Ground Orchid

Bletilla Striata.
Stunning purple pink blooms rising above blade-like foliage.


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