Fast Growing Evergreen Shrubs Texas

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Shrubs are a cornerstone to a great landscaped property. Planting fast growing evergreen shrubs in Texas is not very difficult to maintain.  Evergreen shrubs are heat tolerant and usually can stand up to Texas winters as well.  These shrubs are available in a variety of sizes and can used as a decorative shrub or used as a privacy screen for windows and yards. Fast Growing Evergreen Shrubs Texas

Sizes of Fast Growing Shrubs

Fast Growing Evergreen Shrubs TexasThese are a few choice selections for top shrubs that grow quickly in Texas. For a more complete list of shrubs for Texas.

  • Dwarf Pittosporum –  is a low-growing, compact, mounding shrub. It grows to a height of 2 or 3 feet and a width of between 3 and 5 feet. Is a good border plant, it also works well as a ground cover.
  • Dwarf Burford Holly – An excellent medium-size holly with shiny dark green leaves and red berries in fall. Great for hedges and borders. Light Requirement: Full Sun, partial shade and full shade.
  • Dwarf Chinese Holly – Compact and low-growing with attractive spiny leaves. Good for low hedges, borders, mixed screen and barriers. Deer resistant.
  • Indian Hawthorn – Is a small, slow-growing shrub ideal for sunny locations. Known for its rounded shape naturally, without the need for pruning. The shrub looks great year round, and has loose clusters of fragrant, pink or white flowers bloom.
  • Wax Myrtle (Bayberry) – Southern wax myrtle inhabits sandy swamps and moist woodlands in east and east-central Texas. It is a large shrub or small tree, often multi-trunked, with gray-green aromatic foliage and clusters of blue-gray fruits on female plants.
  • Central Texas Sage –  Also know as barometer brush, is a medium-sized shrub with a compact form.  Silvery to gray-green leaves, and stunning displays of prolific purple blooms from summer into fall. Full sun with a high heat tolerance.
  • Junipers – A well known shrub that tolerates a wide range of soils and growing conditions, from swamps to dry rocky glades. Prefers moist soils but does not do well in constantly wet soils. Drought resistance conifer.

Evergreen Vines

  • Gelsemium sempervirens – Commonly called false Jasmine or false Jasmine, is an evergreen twining vine that is native from Virginia to Florida west to Texas and Central America. It is typically found in open woods. Great for Landscaping Along A Fence.
  • Coral honeysuckle – Considered more as a vine than a shrub, yet still has a shrub look and feel. This high climbing, twining vine, 3-20 ft. long, with smooth, glossy, paired, semi-evergreen leaves and 2-4 flowered clusters of red, tubular blooms followed by bright-red berries.

Newly planted shrubs should be watered frequently until they are well rooted. Once established, plants should be watered less frequently so they will develop deep roots and be better able to withstand drought. In the absence of rain, most shrubs benefit from a once-a-month, thorough watering during the growing season.

Keep in mind that growing flowers is just part of maintaining your garden and landscape. Trimming and deadheading flowers is just as important as, lawn mowing to keep your lawn and garden looking its best.

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