When you are scanning through lists of interesting native plants for a home landscape, you might pass on coralberry at first glance. It seems to have all the wrong traits. Flowers are small, green and almost inconspicuous. The little oval-shaped leaves march along, evenly arranged, opposite each other on the stem in a medium dull green color—nothing dramatic. As a small shrub it’s too tall for the front of a bed, but too short for a background plant—only 3-4 feet tall. It’s not even evergreen. read more »
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“Deck the halls with boughs of possumhaw, tra la la….”
Yes, possumhaw (Ilex decidua)! This is the native holly of Texas.
For many people, the thought of grass in the “flower bed” is anathema. For others, any mention of grass for landscaping brings to mind pampas grass, a commonly used exotic.
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