Texas Olive – Cordia boisseri

Texas Olive is not a true Olive, and it doesn’t produce fruit that people find very palatable. Birds quite enjoy the flavor, however, while butterflies and hummingbirds are partial to nectar from its flowers, making Texas Olive a lively hub of garden activity nearly year-round. Large, dark green, leathery leaves are the perfect backdrop for…

Texas Ebony – Ebenopsis ebano

There are many desert dwellers who will tell you that the most attractive tree you can grow here is the Texas Ebony. It features a twisted but picturesque canopy of dense dark-green foliage, and dons fragrant cream to yellow flower puffs in early summer and sometimes again in fall. Distinctive, thorny, zig-zagging branches create a…

Sweet Acacia – Acacia smallii

Sweet Acacia is currently one of the most popular residential trees being planted across the southern states, and for many good reasons! Its compact size and tolerance of ridiculous heat and poor soil make it useful for almost any situation; residential, commercial or otherwise. The real reason for this tree’s popularity, however, is the abundant…

Sweet Bay – Laurus nobilis

Sweet Bay is an upright, classic evergreen shrub used for picturesque spheres, boxes, and other topiary sculptures, as it is very accepting of clipping and shearing. Its natural growth habit is shrubby and conical in shape, but can easily be trained as a small, bushy tree. The dark green, leathery green leaves of Sweet Bay…

Sweet Katie Burgundy Desert Willow – Chilopsis linearis ‘Sweet Katie Burgundy’

Desert Willow is a gem of a tree requiring little care and gracing southwestern landscapes with year-round intrigue. It retains a charming, architectural winter silhouette when the tree is bare, and attracts hummingbirds and butterflies with its profusion of fragrant, orchid-like flowers for the rest of the year. Civano Nursery introduces a new selection of…