Native Plants for Landscaping
in the Texas Hill Country
List prepared by the Kerrville Chapter of the
Native Plant Society of Texas
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This descriptive list of native plants was developed for the use of chapter members and new arrivals to our community interested in our native flora. Our primary criteria were that the plants listed should be:
Suitable for landscaping
Specifically native to the immediate area (a few exceptional plants native to other areas of Texas are noted by #)
Container-grown plants or seeds available through commercial sources
Most of the plants on this list are tolerant of the alkaline soils and drought conditions typical of the Hill Country.
Select plants suited for your particular environmental conditions.
The optimal season for planting trees and shrubs is late autumn through early winter.
Plant wildflower seeds September through November.
Thoroughly water plants during the first year and during periods of drought.
Mulching will reduce weeds and watering frequency.
Protect all plants from deer.
Plants noted by * are deer resistant.
No plant is deer proof!
Refer to the cultural requirements column of the list for specific requirements.
Table of Contents
Trees and Shrubs
Cacti and Succulents
* Deer resisitant
# Not Native to Immediate Area
LIB - Library Gardens 505 Water St.
RNC - Riverside Nature Center 150 Francisco Lemos St.