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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.

The Mimosa Tree

As southerners, the beautiful Mimosa tree is quite often the first tree we came to know by name. As children we were captivated by the leaves that closed up at night as if by magic and the soft, fragrant, puffy pink flowers made us sneeze as we tickled our noses with them. Brought to the U.S. from Asia in 1745, this tropical looking tree took gardeners by storm and, as a result, the Mimosa is found all over the country where it is widely planted as an ornamental tree in parks and gardens. The deciduous tree forms a broad crown that provides highly desirable dappled shade in the hot summers and full sun in the winters. Mimosas burst into full bloom May through July bearing clouds of sweetly fragrant, hot pink, pom-pom like blossoms that are real attention grabbers!

Texas Wild Olives

We are happy to release a very nice crop of young Texas Wild Olives, aka Anacahuita or Mexican Olives! This ornamental member of the Borage family has highly attractive dark, soft, ovate leaves about 7" long by 3" wide. The small evergreen tree gets 15-30' by 10-16'. Atop this little jewel are clusters of the lovliest white, funnel-shaped flowers we have ever seen. Yellow throated and 2-3" across, they resemble delicate white crepe paper and bloom throughout the year!