Keeping it Green
While most of us think of the towering firs and pines and spruces of northern climes when we hear the term “evergreen,” there are many types of Texas native trees and shrubs guaranteed to keep your landscape lively all winter long. Here’s a handful to get you started.
Photo © Bruce Leander
Cenizo is a plant that keeps many of us guessing about upcoming weather due to its nickname, barometer bush. Humidity and rain cause silver-gray cenizo to erupt in masses of purply-pink flowers.
Photo by Sonja Sommerfeld / TPWD
Sotol shoots out massive bloom spikes that last all summer and into the fall. Native Americans used the plant for food and fiber; today’s agriculturalists distill it into a potent liquor.