Growing Plants That Love Texas

Native plants provide food for native wildlife. Support our environment with  NATIVE TEXAS plants!  Plant native species in the landscape they support native wildlife as a food source and cover.   Weeping Yaupon’s provide architectural interest, form and structure.  A small shrub/tree at mature size 15-25 tall with a spread from 10 to 15.  Tolerates exposures from part shade, to full sun.  It’s an evergreen, for berries you need both a female and male to produce red berries, berries are on the female plant.  It will tolerate drought, after established (about 1 year), tolerates some flooding.  Prefers an acidic to slightly alkaline soil meaning almost anywhere in the Dallas and surrounding areas work for this plant.   It  supports native wildlife for many species of birds that eat the berries and the flowers (nondescript) attract insects. Birds will use the dense branches for nesting sites, it you like to bird watch an excellent addition to the landscape.  Also it’s a nectar source for Elf Microtia elva a little moth that is food for birds and it looks great with holiday lights hanging from it.  Like most plants it needs plenty of water to establish, after the first year it is a strong drought tolerant plant.

We used these two plants to frame a water feature in this patio addition.  The plant are easy to maintain and keep inside the boundary confines.

Weeping Yaupon
Weeping Yaupon


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