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…