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Little Gem Magnolia

The Little Gem Magnolia is a small flowering evergreen tree. It is very slow growing and can get to be around twelve feet tall in the span of fifteen years. It has beautiful white flowers that are extremely fragrant and will bloom continuously throughout the hot Texas summer months. It has dark green, glossy leaves that are a bronze-brown color on the underside of the leaf. It is an overall smaller plant than the other grandiflora varieties, so it is a great selection for smaller home sites. Little Gem does particularly well in East Texas.

Desert Willow 'Bubba'

This Chilopsis linearis cultivar has become very popular among landscapers and retailers due to its showy, fragrant, trumpet shaped clusters of deep pink flowers. The leaves are long, slender and soft textured. ‘Bubba’ is also a favorite because it typically does not produce seed pods. ‘Bubba’ has an airy and round growth habit and can be grown as a large bush or pruned into tree form. It is highly tolerant of heat and drought and is low maintenance. It is cold hardy in USDA zones 7-9 and has been known to tolerate temperatures as low as five degrees Fahrenheit.

Chilean Mesquite

Native to South America, the Chilean Mesquite tree is a fast growing and low maintenance tree that provides good shade in the summer. Being a desert type plant, it has low water requirements and can survive in hot, dry environments. This tree can grow either as a multi trunk or single trunk and can reach a mature height of up to thirty feet. Its trunk appears twisted with dark, course-textured bark. Stipular thorns up to three inches long are variably present. In the spring, Catkin-like flowers appear that are followed by elongated seed pods that ripen and fall to the ground in the summer.

Merlot Redbud

The Merlot Redbud is a cross between the ‘Forest Pansy’ and the texensis ‘Texas White’ Redbuds. This cross helps with better overall heat resistance, helping the tree to do better with summer stress. The cross also helps to create the beautiful deep purple foliage that is found on the leaves. Merlot also has a dense, compact form, making it an ideal plant for smaller landscapes. It has bright lavender-pink flowers that bloom in the early spring. Here at Creekside, we currently have the Merlot Redbud available for sale in a 15 gallon size. Be sure to get yours today, while supplies last!

Ann Magnolia

This hardy magnolia is a member of the “Little Girl” group of hybrid magnolias that was developed in the mid-fifties. It can be considered either a shrub or small tree that bears impressive deep purple/red flowers with 7-9 petals that resemble a tulip. Ann Magnolia blooms in early spring and may re-bloom during the summer. The leaves are dark green and are somewhat leathery in appearance. Ann Magnolia is a great plant to brighten up any landscape or to be used as a border shrub.